Conservative MP Rachel Maclean has been asked to step down from her position as Housing Minister, the 15th person to hold the role since 2010. Lee Rowley has been confirmed as the new housing minister, replacing Rachel Maclean – who earlier posted that she was “disappointed” to lose the role.
We have to agree with Shelter when they say “revolving door of housing ministers” indicates the Government’s “failure to grasp the scale and urgency of the housing emergency”.
This is on a day when the Prime Minister is making major changes to his cabinet, appointing David Cameron (now Lord Cameron) as Foreign Secretary.
Another change is that Steven Barclay has been appointed Environment Secretary, replacing Therese Coffey who resigned, saying it’s the “right time to step back from government”