Last week we reported that two names were in the frame as Housing Secretary (see here) Jacob Rees-Mogg or Edward Argar.
As it turns out, neither have been announced, Simon Clarke has got the job, we are still waiting to hear who the actual housing minister will be. Jacob Rees-Mogg has become Business, energy and industrial strategy secretary, taking over from Kwasi Kwarteng, who himself becomes the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
And Edward Argar has become the Paymaster General
We don’t too much about Simon Clarke, apart from he came from the Treasury (Chief Secretary to the Treasury) and is very tall (6 feet 7 inches). He doesn’t appear too have any background in property – we just hope the actual housing minister will have.