Caroline Flint has been appointed housing minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Flint was previously minister for employment and welfare reform and minister for public health before that.
She says: “Housing is a key priority for this Government. We desperately need more affordable housing to help first-time buyers and young families who are struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder and we need to tackle the challenge of climate change by making our homes greener. I relish the opportunity to drive forward the Government’s ambitious programme of investment and reform.”