Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Brandon Lewis MP

Biography

Brandon Lewis MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government in September 2012. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth in May 2010.

Education

Mr Lewis 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

In his current position he has responsibility for local councils up and down the country, as well as public houses and fire services.

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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The minister is responsible for:

  • local government
  • fire and resilience
  • high streets, town centres and markets
  • travellers
  • community pubs

Policies

under the responsibility of Brandon Lewis MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

  1. Improving high streets and town centres

    • 1 April 2014

Announcements

by Brandon Lewis MP

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  1. Rotherham showing the way to revitalise a high street

    • 15 April 2014
    • News story
  2. Council Tax bills waived until flood victims return home

    • 11 April 2014
    • Press release
  3. Government seeks views on administration of business rates system

    • 10 April 2014
    • News story
  4. £410 million for council services that put people first

    • 3 April 2014
    • Press release
  5. Reforming 'blue light' emergency services

    • 28 March 2014
    • Speech
  6. FiReControl legacy

    • 26 March 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Pub is The Hub wins Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

    • 26 March 2014
    • News story
  8. Local Government Association conference: fire and rescue service

    • 21 March 2014
    • Speech
  9. New local audit steps move £1.2 billion savings closer

    • 21 March 2014
    • Press release
  10. London to pilot greater property owner leadership in high streets

    • 14 March 2014
    • Press release

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