Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing)

The Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP


Kit Malthouse was appointed Minister of State in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice on 14 February 2020.

He was previously Minister of State (Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service) for the Home Office from 25 July 2019 to 14 February 2020 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice on 14 February 2020.

He was previously Minister of State for Housing from 9 July 2018 to 25 July 2019.

He was previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions from 9 January 2018 to 9 July 2018. He was elected as Conservative MP for North West Hampshire in May 2015.


Kit attended Sudley County Primary school and then Liverpool College before studying Politics and Economics at Newcastle University.

Political career

Kit was a councillor on Westminster Council from 1998 to 2006.

He was a member of the London Assembly from 2008 to 2016. He served as Deputy Mayor for Policing 2008 to 2012 and Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise from 2012 to 2015.

Career outside politics

Kit is a chartered accountant, founding a midlands-based finance company, which he now chairs.

Personal life

Kit is married with 3 children.

Minister of State (Minister for Crime and Policing)

For the Home Office:

  • policing
  • crime
  • county lines
  • criminal justice system
  • acquisitive crime
  • public protection and protests
  • undercover policing
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)
  • police technology
  • police powers
  • facial recognition
  • major events
  • football policing
  • flooding, hurricane and natural disaster relief
  • reoffending
  • unauthorised encampments
  • firearms
  • serious violence
  • drugs and alcohol
  • police powers to enforce lockdown and social distancing measures

For the Ministry of Justice:

  • Electronic monitoring
  • Probation policy and operations
  • Reducing reoffending
  • Public protection
  • Drugs
  • Cross cutting Criminal Justice System issues

More about this role

Ministry of Justice and Home Office