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New housing minister announced – the sixth this year

Rachel Maclean has been named as the new housing minister, becoming the 15th since the Conservative Party came into power and the sixth housing minister this year.

Maclean was confirmed as the Minister of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle. She replaces Lucy Frazer, who has been announced as the new secretary for culture, media and sport.

Rachel Maclean tweeted earlier today: “Delighted to be appointed as Minister in @luhc. Looking forward to a new challenge, tackling one of the defining issues the government faces. I start now!”

A government spokesperson told the BBC: “We are absolutely committed to making sure the housing market works for everyone.

“Increasing the number of genuinely affordable homes is central to our levelling up mission and since 2010 we have delivered over 620,000 affordable homes in England, including over 160,000 for social rent.

“The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will give communities power to bring forward the right homes in the right places…”

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