Minister for Local Government and Housing

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The Minister for Local Government and Housing is a junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the Minister does not attend[1] the Scottish Cabinet.

The current Minister for Local Government and Housing is Kevin Stewart MSP, who was appointed on 18 May 2016.

History[edit]

In 2011, the position of Minister for Local Government and Planning was created; the portfolio changed in November 2014 following a reshuffle by Nicola Sturgeon when she became First Minister of Scotland. The post was rebranded at that point to Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment.

In September 2012, the junior post of Minister for Housing and Welfare was announced, with a portfolio intended to reflect the important role of housing in aiding economic recovery and the challenges that face those in poverty.[4] In May 2016, Nicola Sturgeon reshuffled junior ministers and the post joined local government and housing in a new Minister for Local Government and Housing role.

List of Office Holders[edit]

Minister for Local Government and Planning[edit]

Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Party
Aileen Campbell AileenCampbellMSP20110510.JPG 25 May 2011 5 December 2011 Scottish National Party
Derek Mackay DerekMacKayMSP20110509.JPG 6 December 2011 21 November 2014 Scottish National Party

Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment[edit]

Marco Biagi Marco Biagi.JPG 21 November 2014 18 May 2016 Scottish National Party

Minister for Local Government and Housing[edit]

Kevin Stewart KevinStewartMSP20110507.JPG 18 May 2016 incumbent Scottish National Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".

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