Kit Malthouse named as new housing minister

Published on Mon, 9th Jul 2018 15:45

A new housing minister has been announced as Kit Malthouse, Tory MP for North West Hampshire.

Previously he was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions, with particular emphasis on the implementation of Universal Credit.  And we all know what a success that is!

Malthouse has little or no housing experience being a former accountant becoming a councillor in Westminster during the late nineties, rising to be deputy leader of the council.

He was then elected onto the London Assembly until 2012, during which he became Deputy Mayor of London for policing under Boris Johnson, and then Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise until 2015.

In the 2015 election, he was selected to be the MP for the safe seat of North West Hampshire.