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Her Majesty's Principal
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svgIncumbent
Robert Jenrick

since 24 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
StyleCommunities Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
AppointerThe Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Formation6 May 2006
First holderDavid Miliband
Websitewww.communities.gov.uk

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government, also referred to as the Communities Secretary, is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, previously known as the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2006 to 2018.[1]

This department was created in 2006 by then British prime minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

Responsibilities

As well as general responsibilities within the department's remit, the Secretary of State has the power to determine "called in" planning applications and "recovered" appeals in England.[2]

List of Secretaries and Ministers

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government
Portrait Name Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
David Miliband 2.jpgCabinet position heading the UK's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, previously known as the Department for Communities and Local Government from 2006 to 2018.[1]

This department was created in 2006 by then British prime minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

Responsibilities

As well as general responsibilities within the department's remit, the Secretary of State has the power to determine "called in" planning applications and "recovered" appeals in England.[2]

List of Secretaries and Ministers

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government
Portrait Name Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
David Miliband 2.jpg David Miliband
MP for South Shields
5 May
2005
5 May
2006
Labour Blair III [3]
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
This department was created in 2006 by then British prime minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

As well as general responsibilities within the department's remit, the Secretary of State has the power to determine "called in" planning applications and "recovered" appeals in England.[2]

List of Secretaries and Ministers