Industry Left Perplexed as 20th Housing Minister Appointed in 23 Years

Stuart Andrew is the new housing minister
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Stuart Andrew became the 20th housing minister in 23 years this week as industry groups questioned the “extraordinary” revolving door of MPs in the post.

The Pudsey MP replaced Christopher Pincher on Wednesday, who had served two years and had been the longest-serving housing minister for more than a decade.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.