Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse, supporting the Secretary of State on City Deals
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Enterprise Zones & Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • building regulations
  • supporting minister on the Devolution Bill
  • planning casework

Previous holders of this role

  1. James Wharton MP

    • 2015 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. New ministerial team

    • News story
  2. Gunning for growth: film promotes Northern Powerhouse to the world

    • Press release
  3. Jobs boom continues in Enterprise Zones

    • Press release
  4. Floods business map reaches 500 milestone

    • Press release
  5. Chinese summit looks to unlock investment for Northern Powerhouse

    • Press release
  6. Business boom is key to driving the Northern Powerhouse, says minister

    • Press release
  7. New body to secure investment for Tees Valley

    • Press release
  8. Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide

    • Press release
  9. Government showcases North as financial services hotspot

    • Press release
  10. Date proposed for Manchester mayoral elections

    • Press release