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Housing minister Mark Prisk sacked in reshuffle

Housing minister Mark Prisk sacked in reshuffle

Housing minister Mark Prisk has been stripped of his job in David Cameron's ministerial reshuffle. Prisk had been in his role little over a year, succeeding Grant Shapps.

The removal of Prisk had been widely predicted in the property press, where he was dubbed Mr Invisible.

Notably, he did not make the recent announcement that the second phase of Help to Buy was being brought forward three months.

According to the BBC, Prisk's replacement is Kris Hopkins who has been appointed communities minister, although his full brief has not been disclosed.

The reshuffle means that the coalition government will have had three housing ministers in three years – suggesting that it is copying the revolving doors policy of the previous Labour government, which got through a bewildering succession of housing ministers.

Not to be outdone, Labour has continued with keeping the revolving doors spinning by sacking shadow housing minister Jack Dromey. Dromey has been replaced by Emma Reynolds, who has been an MP for three years.