Minister without Portfolio

The Rt Hon Grant Shapps

Biography

Grant Shapps was appointed as Minister without Portfolio and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in September 2012. He was elected the Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield in 2005.

Education

Grant studied at Cassio College, Watford before graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a business and finance diploma.

Political career

Grant was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2005, before being made Shadow Housing Minister in June 2007. Following the 2010 election, he served as Minister of State for Housing and Local Government in the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Grant was appointed to the Privy Council in June 2010.

Career outside politics

In 1990, Grant founded PrintHouse Corporation, a design, print, website creation and marketing business in London.

Personal life

Grant is married with 3 children.

Minister without Portfolio

Responsibilities of the Minister without Portfolio include contributing to the government’s policy and decision making processes.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Housing

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Celebrities back Christmas campaign for more organ donors

    • 29 December 2014
    • Press release
  2. Billions of pounds to be saved thanks to new What Works Network findings

    • 25 November 2014
    • Press release
  3. Helping people sign up to the Organ Donor register

    • 10 November 2014
    • Speech
  4. GREAT Week Malaysia & Singapore 2014: OBNI

    • 11 September 2014
    • News story
  5. GREAT Week Malaysia 8-10 September

    • 5 September 2014
    • News story
  6. General Aviation Red Tape Challenge

    • 11 April 2013
    • Press release
  7. Government's nudge unit goes global

    • 20 September 2012
    • Press release
  8. Safety net against homelessness continues to 2015

    • 2 September 2012
    • Announcement
  9. Major clampdown launched on 'beds in sheds'

    • 31 August 2012
    • Announcement
  10. Put our towns first and revive the nation's high streets

    • 30 August 2012
    • Announcement