Ministerial role

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


The minister is responsible for:

  • Northern Powerhouse
  • Mayors and devolution
  • Local growth – policy and initiatives (e.g. enterprise zones, high streets, coastal communities)
  • Place-based initiatives (e.g. Thames Estuary Growth Commission)
  • Local Enterprise Partnership policy
  • Inward investment and infrastructure (including High Speed 2)
  • European Regional Development Fund and UK Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Resilience and emergencies
  • Community rights (including pubs)

Current role holder: Jake Berry MP

Jake was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from 14 June 2017 to January 2018.

Political career

Jake was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP from May 2015 until 14 June 2017.

He became an MP for for Rossendale and Darwen in 2010.

Jake was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP in 2010.


Get updates to this list email feed

Copy and paste this URL in to your feed reader

  1. It's time to start planning your royal wedding celebrations

    • Press release
  2. North East now boasts highest broadband coverage in the UK

    • Press release
  3. Growth Deals and future tech top North Wales visit agenda for new UK Government Minister for Wales

    • Press release
  4. Post-Brexit economy will help Merseyside trade with the world

    • News story
  5. Growth Deal can revolutionise the North Wales economy

    • News story
  6. Support Northern Powerhouse culture this Christmas, minister says during Coronation Street trip

    • Press release
  7. Budget delivers devo deal and transport boost for North of Tyne

    • News story
  8. North set to become first region in country to get new transport powers from government

    • News story
  9. UK named “Country of Honour” as trade mission heads to flagship Chinese International Industry Fair

    • Press release
  10. £40 million to create jobs and boost visitors to the Great British Coast

    • Press release