Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Housing and Homelessness)

Heather Wheeler MP

Biography

Heather Wheeler was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 9 January 2018.

She was a Junior Lord of the Treasury (Government Whip) from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

She was Assistant Government Whip from 17 July 2016 to 15 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for South Derbyshire in May 2010.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Housing and Homelessness)

The minister is responsible for:

  • Homelessness and rough sleeping
  • Private rented sector
  • Housing Ombudsman and redress
  • Leasehold reform
  • Voluntary right to buy
  • Reform of the home buying process
  • Supported housing
  • Domestic abuse and refuges
  • Minister for Secondary Legislation
  • Member of the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board

Previous roles in government

  1. Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2016 to 2017

Announcements

  1. Supporting women experiencing homelessness conference
  2. £22 million for projects to support domestic abuse survivors
  3. £2 million for councils to crackdown on rogue landlords
  4. Energy upgrades for coldest privately rented homes to save billpayers £180 a year
  5. District Councils' Network Autumn Assembly 2018
  6. Greater protection for renters thanks to plans to tighten tenant safety
  7. New plans to stamp out rogue mobile home site owners
  8. Modern Slavery and Homelessness conference 2018
  9. Housing experts join forces to boost property agent standards
  10. New housing rental rules to protect thousands of tenants