The MP for South East Cambridgeshire replaces Lee Rowley
Lucy Frazer has been confirmed as the housing minister today, after days of speculation.
The MP for South East Cambridgeshire will replace Lee Rowley, a parliamentary under secretary of state who is now understood to have the local government brief.
Frazer, 50 from Yorkshire, has previously been a minister of state at the Department for Transport from 7 September to 26 October, and was financial secretary to the Treasury from 16 September to 7 September 2022.
She has previously worked as a barrister in commercial law, becoming Queen’s Counsel 10 years ago, before entering politics and winning the South East Cambridgeshire seat in 2015.
Rowley originally appeared to have been re-appointed as the housing minister at the end of last month. The Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities homepage updated with all the new ministers, which a spokesperson directed Housing Today to, listed Rowley as ’minister for housing’ and was only changed early last week.
Frazer becomes the fifth MP to hold the housing minister brief in 2022, following Chris Pincher, Stuart Andrew, Marcus Jones and Rowley.
AT-A-GLANCE: The DLUHC ministerial team
- Michael Gove, secretary of state
- Dehenna Davison, parliamentary under secretary of state
- Lee Rowley, parliamentary under secretary of state
- Baroness Scott of Bybrook, parliamentary under secretary of state
- Lucy Frazer, parliamentary under secretary of state (housing minister)