Prior to his appointment, Jenrick was exchequer secretary to the Treasury from 9th January 2018 to 24th July 2019.
Jenrick — who entered parliament as the MP for Newark following a by-election in June 2014 — has replaced James Brokenshire as housing secretary and will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the department.
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Commenting on his departure, James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, tweeted: “After 13 years [of] service on the front bench, including nine in government, [I] will be heading to the backbenches.
“[It] has been a huge privilege to serve, but [I’m] looking forward to being released from collective responsibility, and campaigning on issues that matter to me and my constituents.”