The minister is responsible for:
- integration and race equality
- localism, decentralisation and community rights
- Building Regulations and standards
- empty homes
- climate change and sustainable development
Current role holder: Stephen Williams MP
Stephen Williams MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in October 2013. He is the Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West.
He attended Mountain Ash Comprehensive School and the University of Bristol, graduating in 1988 with a degree in history.
Stephen was Liberal Democrat spokesperson on public health, further education, schools and innovation, universities and skills. He has served on 2 House of Commons select committees - the Education and Skills Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. Before his appointment to DCLG he was Chair of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Backbench Committee.
Career outside politics
Stephen worked as a tax consultant and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Stephen served on Avon County and Bristol City Councils, and was elected as councillor for Cabot ward in 1993 aged 26. He was Leader of the Bristol Liberal Democrat group from 1995 to 1997.
His interests include visiting art galleries and historic sites. He is a director of the Watershed Arts Centre.
Previous holders of this role
- 6 March 2013
- 7 January 2013
- 18 December 2012
- Statement to Parliament
- 26 November 2012
- 18 October 2012
- News story
- 28 August 2012
- 20 August 2012
- 17 August 2012
- 24 July 2012
- 20 July 2012