Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew has this afternoon been confirmed as the new housing minister by Downing Street.
Mr Andrew has been the MP for Pudsey, Horsforth & Aireborough Constituency since 2010 and was previously deputy chief whip.
Mr Andrew will be a minister in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and has previously held parliamentary under-secretary roles in the Wales Office and the Ministry of Defence.
The move comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffles his top team in the wake of the partygate scandal.
Mr Andrew will replace Christopher Pincher, who has held the role of housing minister since February 2020.
Mr Andrew has been contacted for comment.
More to follow…