Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle has seen Lucy Frazer moved on, leaving the government looking for a sixth housing minister in the space of 12 months.
The ‘Rishuffle’ saw Frazer replace Michelle Donelan as culture secretary with Donelan off to head up the newly named Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.
That means Frazer’s job as housing minister, which she only took over in October after Sunak was named prime minister, is now vacant.
But her 105-day stint in the job makes her something of a veteran. Five different Tory politicians held the role in 2022: Christopher Pincher, Stuart Andrew, Marcus Jones and Lee Rowley all had the role before Frazer took over.
The disruption has been a theme of the Tories’ time in charge, with 15 ministers taking on the challenge of ending the housing crisis since the party came to power in 2010.