Kit Malthouse has been appointed as the new housing minister after Dominic Raab left the post to take up the role of Brexit secretary. In his previous role for the Department for Work and Pensions he had some involvement in housing. He was the parliamentary under-secretary of state for family support, housing and child maintenance.

The last housing minister Dominic Raab lasted just 6 months in post!|

This will be our eighth housing minister in just over eight years since the Conservatives regained power in 2010 – i wonder why we do not have a coherent and effective housing policy?