Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Brandon Lewis MP


Brandon Lewis was appointed Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 15 July 2014. 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.

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


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


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  1. Panel of experts to improve production of local plans

    • Press release
  2. Brandon Lewis raises the alarm over tenant safety

    • Press release
  3. Right to Buy creates nearly 40,000 new homeowners

    • Press release
  4. Ministers pave way for major Croydon revamp

    • Press release
  5. Brandon Lewis launches expert panel to speed up development

    • Press release
  6. Brandon Lewis' speech to the RESI housing conference

    • Speech
  7. Brandon Lewis calls on youngsters to build a career in construction

    • News story
  8. New rules will offer stronger protection against unauthorised occupation

    • News story
  9. Delivering homes for hardworking people

    • Press release
  10. Greg Clark gives starter home boost to first-time buyers

    • Press release