Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • communities
  • DCLG business in the House of Lords
  • European programmes
  • productivity, procurement and value for money
  • transparency
  • QEII Conference Centre

Current role holder: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Lord Ahmad was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government in July 2014.

Education

He was educated at Rutlish School and London South Bank University (LSBU) as well as the Chartered Institute of Financial Services.

Political career

Lord Ahmad was appointed as a Lord’s Whip in September 2012 for:

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Universities
  • Science

He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. Lord Ahmad was raised to the peerage in 2011 and served as a party whip before being appointed to government. He was vice-chairman of the Conservative Party between 2008 and 2010 with responsibility for cities. He also served as a Councillor (Wimbledon Park) and Cabinet Member in the London Borough of Merton between 2002 to 2012.

Career outside politics

Lord Ahmad spent 20 years working in banking and finance, including at the NatWest Group where he was a senior manager in corporate banking and financial markets. He was later vice-president and Marketing Director of Alliance Bernstein and Strategy and Marketing Director at Sucden Financial.

Personal life

Lord Ahmad is married and has a son and daughter.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE

    • 2013 to 2014
  2. Baroness Hanham CBE

    • 2010 to 2013

Policies

  1. European funds

    • 23 July 2014

Announcements

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  1. Projects creating jobs across England to benefit from locally-led funding

    • 20 March 2015
    • Press release
  2. Private rented sector

    • 13 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Written answer to parliamentary question on household waste collection

    • 17 February 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Lord Ahmad launches First World War battlefields legacy project

    • 29 January 2015
    • Press release
  5. Communities ministers pay tribute to the survivors of the Holocaust

    • 27 January 2015
    • Press release
  6. Ministers call on Muslim faith leaders to challenge extremism

    • 19 January 2015
    • Press release
  7. New reforms cut red tape for house builders and tenants

    • 30 December 2014
    • Press release
  8. Communities ministers wish the Jewish community a happy Chanukah 2014

    • 16 December 2014
    • News story
  9. Lord Ahmad sparks debate on integration in Manchester

    • 15 December 2014
    • Press release
  10. Lord Ahmad visits new government funded Cambridge counter fraud centre

    • 10 December 2014
    • Press release