Minister without Portfolio

The Rt Hon Grant Shapps


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.


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


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