Robert Jenrick and Esther McVey land housing brief, UK PM Boris Johnson’s new cabinet, Tatton MP Esther McVey back in new cabinet meets. Esther McVey is back in government for the third time as the Tories' ninth Housing Minister in nine years. It's a job of grave seriousness, responsible for the re-cladding of hundreds of unsafe tower blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The former GMTV presenter, who challenged Johnson for the Tory leadership before being dumped out of the race at the first vote, is now back in Government. Now, with Boris Johnson wielding the axe for an all-new cabinet, she is back as a housing minister and will attend cabinet.
The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 24 July 2019. Esther was the first MP to employ an apprentice and got the House of Commons authorities to introduce the scheme.
Jenrick, who has been working in the Treasury over the past year, will head the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government after Brokenshire was sacked yesterday evening. The 37-year-old also said it was ‘about time there was a millennial in cabinet’.
Liverpool City Council is also trying innovative new approaches to housing in the face of swingeing government cuts. Given the role of Housing Minister, Esther will attend meetings of the cabinet and work with new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick.