Robert Jenrick replaces James Brokenshire as housing secretary

25 July 2019

Robert Jenrick has been named secretary of state for housing, communities and local government as a part of a cabinet reshuffle carried out by new prime minister Boris Johnson.  Mr Jenrick replaces James Brokenshire, who has left the ministry after more than a year in the role.

It is the first cabinet position held by 37-year-old Mr Jenrick, who takes up the housing brief after more than a year of working at the Treasury as exchequer secretary.

His appointment came as part of a major shake-up of the cabinet by Mr Johnson, who was officially installed as prime minister today. It came just hours after Mr Brokenshire revealed he would be stepping down from his role.

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