Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse)

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse
  • devolution deals
  • local growth
  • coastal communities
  • community rights (including pubs)
  • local enterprise partnership (LEP) policy
  • enterprise zones
  • high streets
  • inward investment and infrastructure (including High Speed 2)
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • resilience and emergencies
  • parks / green spaces

Previous holders of this role

  1. Andrew Percy MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Baroness Williams of Trafford

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Stephen Williams

    • 2013 to 2015
  4. The Rt Hon Don Foster

    • 2012 to 2013
  5. Andrew Stunell OBE

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Multi-million pound boost for community-led services

    • Press release
  2. Twelve new Enterprise Zones go live

    • Press release
  3. New businesses back the Northern Powerhouse

    • Press release
  4. Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week

    • News story
  5. Multi-million pound cash boost to help create local jobs and growth

    • Press release
  6. Communities set for cash boost to start new wave of action along Great British Coast

    • Press release
  7. £2.5 million funds to boost community-led services

    • Press release
  8. Leading businesses announce support for Northern Powerhouse in a “show of force for the North”

    • Press release
  9. Northern Powerhouse investments showcased to Chinese investors

    • News story
  10. Battle for Britain's best high street

    • Press release