Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Brandon Lewis MP

Biography

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.

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.

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

Policies

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

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  1. Making mortgages work for every stage of life

    • 16 July 2015
    • News story
  2. £100 million boost for small housebuilders

    • 6 July 2015
    • Press release
  3. Returning troops can get Britain building

    • 30 June 2015
    • Press release
  4. Quarter of a million homes granted planning permission

    • 30 June 2015
    • Press release
  5. Brandon Lewis: housing associations can be 'champions of aspiration'

    • 25 June 2015
    • Press release
  6. 36,000 new homeowners thanks to Right to Buy

    • 25 June 2015
    • Press release
  7. Help to Buy creates 131 new homeowners a day

    • 18 June 2015
    • Press release
  8. Affordable homes top 260,000 mark

    • 16 June 2015
    • Press release
  9. Brandon Lewis speaks at the London Real Estate Forum

    • 12 June 2015
    • Speech
  10. 1,000 new homes for private rent in London

    • 10 June 2015
    • Press release