Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Kris Hopkins MP

Biography

Kris Hopkins MP was appointed Minister for Housing at Communities and Local Government in October 2013. He is the Conservative MP for Keighley in West Yorkshire.

Education

Kris has a degree in communications and cultural studies from Leeds University.

Political career

Before his election to Parliament, he served on Bradford Council, becoming leader of the council in 2006.

Career outside politics

A former member of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, Kris served in Kenya, Northern Ireland and Germany. He has lectured in media theory, communications and digital media.

Personal life

Kris is a keen walker and runner and a photographer.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The minister is responsible for:

  • housing
  • local growth, cities and regeneration
  • Thames Gateway
  • troubled families (supporting the Secretary of State)
  • planning policy and casework in relation to wind farms

Announcements

by Kris Hopkins MP

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  1. New support to give homeless people ‘basic building blocks’ for work

    • 16 April 2014
    • Press release
  2. Stronger protections for tenants and leaseholders

    • 15 April 2014
    • Press release
  3. Response to publication of House Price Index

    • 15 April 2014
    • Government response
  4. New plan for Build to Rent homes in west London

    • 10 April 2014
    • Press release
  5. Stock transfer deal could mean £30 million in social home investment

    • 8 April 2014
    • Press release
  6. Government closes the net on tenancy cheats

    • 7 April 2014
    • Press release
  7. 500 homes will be built to rent

    • 4 April 2014
    • Press release
  8. New Build to Rent deal to deliver homes for private rent

    • 28 March 2014
    • Press release
  9. Kris Hopkins welcomes fall in homelessness

    • 6 March 2014
    • Press release
  10. Build to Rent to offer greater choice for tenants

    • 5 March 2014
    • Press release

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