Minister of State for Communities and Local Government

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 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

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 Communities and Local Government

The minister is responsible for:

  • housing
  • planning and development
  • Ebbsfleet development
  • Traveller policy

Previous roles in government

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

    • 2012 to 2014

Announcements

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  1. Planning update

    • 5 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Unused public sector land will provide over 100,000 new homes

    • 4 March 2015
    • Press release
  3. Ebbsfleet Garden City

    • 3 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Starter homes

    • 2 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  5. £22 million funding to boost neighbourhood planning

    • 26 February 2015
    • Press release
  6. 192,000 households helped to become homeowners through government schemes

    • 25 February 2015
    • News story
  7. 33,000 new homeowners thanks to the Right to Buy

    • 24 February 2015
    • Press release
  8. New measures will speed up housebuilding

    • 23 February 2015
    • Press release
  9. Housebuilding continues to climb

    • 19 February 2015
    • Press release
  10. £55 million deal will mean 800 new homes for rent in Greater Manchester

    • 10 February 2015
    • Press release