Boris Johnson – Black Nation MP Eddie Hughes appointed Housing Minister
The Walsall North MP joined the Ministry of Housing as a parliamentary personal secretary in 2018, and lately served as an assistant whip.
A former Walsall councillor, he was beforehand chair of the WHG housing affiliation and was additionally an assistant chief govt at YMCA Birmingham.
First elected as an MP in 2017, Mr Hughes was appointed to his first junior ministerial function after Kelly Tolhurst MP resigned for private causes.
Mr Hughes stated: “Having beforehand labored because the assistant chief govt of a charity serving to younger homeless individuals, I am delighted to proceed working to sort out homelessness in my new function as a minister.
“I additionally look ahead to working intently with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, who has made this concern a precedence since he was first elected.”
Mr Hughes’s tasks embody homelessness, tough sleeping and supported housing.
He may also oversee the Authorities’s social housing white paper,a brand new constitution setting out the actions ministers will take to make sure residents in social housing stay in good high quality properties and have entry to redress.
In a letter to Boris Johnson saying her resolution to step down, Ms Tolhurst stated: “Following on from some devastating information for my household, after a lot consideration and deep reflection, it’s with the good disappointment that I’m writing to inform you of my intention to step down from my function because the Parliamentary Beneath Secretary of State within the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Native Authorities, in order that I’m able to look after, and spend some valuable time with my household within the coming months.
“It has been an immense privilege to serve in your Authorities below three completely different departments — in my present function as Tough Sleeping & Housing Minister, and beforehand because the Small Enterprise Minister within the Division for Enterprise, Power, and Industrial Technique, and as Maritime, Aviation, and Safety Minister within the Division for Transport.”