New Housing Minister Appointed
Simon Clarke has been appointed as the new housing secretary, by new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Middlesbrough-born Clarke becomes the fourth MP to hold the post in less than a year.
New UK Housing Minister Appointed
Simon Clarke is 37 years old and most recently served as chief secretary to the treasury. Prior to that he worked as minister of state at the ministry of housing, communities and local government, where he took on regional growth duties.