Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

The Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is a position with the UK Opposition's Shadow Cabinet; if the opposition party forms a new government, the designated person is a likely choice to become the new Communities Secretary.

Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Incumbent
Lisa Nandy

since 29 November 2021
Shadow Cabinet
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
Formation11 June 1997
First holderNorman Fowler
WebsiteShadow Cabinet

The position has existed in many iterations, first as Environment, Transport and the Regions in 1997 after the Government's reorganisation. The portfolio shifted among government departments for many years until resting on Housing, Communities and Local Governmentin 2006, till 2021 when it got its current name

Under Michael Howard, the arrangement was slightly different. There was a Shadow Secretary of State for Local and Devolved Government Affairs in Shadow Cabinet who supervised a Shadow Local Government Secretary and a Shadow Regions Secretary outside of it.[1]

The current Shadow Communities Secretary is Lisa Nandy.


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