Who is the latest Housing Minister?…

Who is the latest Housing Minister?…

The Government’s latest Housing Minister Lucy Frazer brings plenty of property experience as a landlord and has also indirectly received donations from developers, her parliamentary record shows.

Frazer’s register of member’s interests shows she has a house in London valued at more than £100,000 giving rental income of more than £10,000 per year.

The record also shows she has received support through a local party organisation or indirectly by the central party from local developers.

The register shows a £2,000 donation from commercial developer Grovemere Property and the same figure from N & A Wright Property in July 2022.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing or undue influence.

A spokesperson for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, told Estate Agent Today: “All donations made by the Housing Minister have been declared publicly and the proper process followed.

“The Department has robust processes in place to ensure any potential conflicts of interest are managed appropriately. Ministers continue to be bound at all times by their obligations under the Ministerial Code.”

MP for South East Cambridgeshire Frazer was confirmed as the latest Housing Minister as part of a department reshuffle yesterday.

She replaces Lee Rowley who was in the role for just 48 days.

Frazer becomes the ninth Housing Minister in the past five years.

A practicing barrister, Frazer was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and entered Parliament in 2015.

She has previously been a Justice Minister, Solicitor General and Transport Minister.

Frazer has already been busy responding to Parliamentary questions.

Responding to a Parliamentary question on housebuilding targets on Monday, she said: “This Government is committed to making home ownership a reality for a new generation, and we must build homes in the places that people want to live and work. 

“We want decisions about homes to be driven locally and we want to get more local plans in place to deliver the homes we need.

“We will set out our approach on planning for housing in due course.”

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