Minister without Portfolio

The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP


Brandon Lewis was appointed Minister without Portfolio on 8 January 2018. He was Minister of State for Immigration from June 2017 to January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010.


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 until July 2014. He served as Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government from July 2014 until July 2016.

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 without Portfolio

The Minister without Portfolio is responsible for Cabinet Office Brexit preparedness and legislation and attends several committees in this capacity.

He also attends Cabinet.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Immigration

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. Minister of State for Housing and Planning

    • 2014 to 2016
  4. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

    • 2012 to 2014


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  1. Minister hears from farmers at Royal Cornwall Show

    • Press release
  2. Blue UK passport to return after EU exit

    • Press release
  3. Immigration Minister: Scotland should be proud of refugee support

    • Speech
  4. Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

    • News story
  5. Cardiff University and University of Wales Trinity St. David join Student Visa pilot

    • Press release
  6. Immigration Minister speech to CBI Wales

    • Speech
  7. Ten minute passport renewal service extends to 16 to 25 year olds

    • Press release
  8. New safeguarding strategy boosts support for lone child migrants

    • Press release
  9. EU citizens living here are vital and we want them to stay: Brandon Lewis

    • Speech
  10. Immigration deadline for Grenfell Tower residents extended

    • News story