Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Brandon Lewis MP

Biography

Brandon Lewis MP was appointed Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 15 July 2014. He is the Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth.

Education

Brandon has a BSc Economics and LLB Hons (Law) from the University of Buckingham. He also holds an LLM in commercial law from King’s College London.

Political career

Brandon was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from September 2012.

Career outside politics

Brandon is a qualified barrister and a company director. Before joining the government, Brandon was an active member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups, including those for enterprise zones and local growth as well as local government. He was co-chair of a group on coastal erosion and continues to work with colleagues who represent other coastal towns to highlight common issues in their constituencies.

Brandon served on Brentwood Borough Council for more than 10 years, with 5 as Leader.

Personal life

Brandon is married with 2 children. He enjoys a variety of sports as well as reading and going to the theatre and cinema. He has also completed the London Marathon twice.

Minister of State for Housing and Planning

The minister is responsible for:

  • housing (including Ebbsfleet)
  • planning policy
  • neighbourhood planning
  • lead minister on the Housing Bill
  • planning casework

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

    • 2012 to 2014

Policies

  1. Planning reform
  2. Planning system
  3. Homebuying
  4. House building
  5. Rented housing sector

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  1. Boost for Londoners as red tape slashed on short term lets

    • 26 May 2015
    • Press release
  2. Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

    • 26 May 2015
    • Press release
  3. Brandon Lewis welcomes housebuilding surge

    • 21 May 2015
    • Press release
  4. New measures will keep the country building across the housing market

    • 27 March 2015
    • Press release
  5. New fund will help more tenants to become homeowners

    • 27 March 2015
    • Press release
  6. Starter homes designed to stand the test of time

    • 27 March 2015
    • Press release
  7. Government puts life into Nantwich site derelict for 25 years

    • 26 March 2015
    • Press release
  8. Joint venture established to run the Planning Portal

    • 26 March 2015
    • Press release
  9. Julian Ashby reappointed to regulation committee

    • 26 March 2015
    • Press release
  10. Boosting the Great British high street

    • 25 March 2015
    • Press release