Ministerial role

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


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

Current role holder: Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse) at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole in May 2010.

Andrew’s constituency covers parts of both East Yorkshire, where he was born and grew up, and North Lincolnshire where he has strong ties to both work and family.

Before getting elected to Parliament, Andrew was a local school teacher who specialised in history. Andrew served 10 years as a local councillor where he served as chairman of the Licensing Committee. He also previously served as a parish councillor.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Baroness Williams of Trafford

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Stephen Williams

    • 2013 to 2015
  3. The Rt Hon Don Foster

    • 2012 to 2013
  4. Andrew Stunell OBE

    • 2010 to 2012


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