Minister of State and Minister of State for Immigration

The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

Biography

Brandon Lewis was appointed Minister of State for Immigration on 11 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010.

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 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 of State

Ministerial responsibilities will be updated when they are finalised.

Minister of State for Immigration

The minister is responsible for:

  • immigration and border policy (including non-EU migration to the UK; family reunion; border security; detention and removal policy; asylum policy; post-Brexit immigration policy for EU nationals)
  • foreign national offenders (management in immigration detention and deportation to country of origin)
  • resettlement policy (including the operation of Home Office resettlement programmes: Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; Gateway; Mandate; and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme)
  • implementation of the Immigration Act 2016
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Border Force
  • Her Majesty’s Passport Office
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  • Home Office immigration transparency data
  • net migration statistics

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service

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

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

    • 2012 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Home Office funds PCCs to support further police and fire collaboration

    • News story
  2. UK policing forum considers way ahead for international policing

    • News story
  3. Champions League final policing bolstered by £1.4million UK Government grant

    • Press release
  4. 28 day pre-charge bail limit comes into force

    • Press release
  5. Speech to the Police Education Qualification Framework conference

    • Speech
  6. New transparency measures for Taser use announced by Home Secretary

    • News story
  7. Government publishes Custody Image Review

    • News story
  8. Home Secretary appoints Cressida Dick as next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

    • Press release
  9. New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses

    • News story
  10. Fire service reform must go further and faster: article by Brandon Lewis

    • Speech