10:49 AM, 8th July 2022, About 2 years ago 6
Post resignations and the revenge sacking of Michael Gove, Boris Johnson has installed his new caretaker governments’ appointments of what must be assumed as temporary Ministers until a new PM is announced in early Autumn.
Greg Clark was appointed Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
He was previously Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2016 to July 2019. He was elected Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells in 2005.
Before entering politics, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s top business strategy firms. He was posted to the USA, Mexico, South America and Iceland, as well as working for clients in the UK. He has also worked as Head of Commercial Policy at the BBC.
Clark said: “We have a duty to ensure that the country has a functioning government in the weeks ahead. Having been Secretary of State at the Communities department before, I will do my best to provide stability, good governance and accountability to Parliament at this important time.”
Marcus Jones was appointed Minister of State for Housing at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on.
He was previously Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) from 13 February 2020, Assistant Government Whip from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) from May 2015 to January 2018.
Prior to his election to parliament, Marcus was a councillor on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, serving as leader of the Conservative Group from 2006 to 2009 and leader of the council. He stood down as council leader in 2009.
Marcus said: “I am pleased to be appointed as a Minister of State (Minister for Housing) in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
“This is an important and challenging brief and I look forward to giving all my energy and attention to this demanding role.”
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