Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, has been appointed Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Following his appointment Alok Sharma said: "I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Minister of State for Housing and Planning. This is a big job and a role that matters to everyone, particularly young people trying to get on the housing ladder for the first time."
Alok continued: "I look forward to working with councils, housing associations, developers and investors across the UK to make sure we are building the right homes and providing appropriate housing for all."
Alok concluded: "Locally in Reading I will of course continue to hold regular public meetings and surgeries for my constituents and champion campaigns and support businesses and volunteer groups and charities as I done over the past seven years."