The little-known Conservative MP Kit Malthouse has been named as the new housing minister.
He takes over from the high-flying Dominic Raab, who was today promoted to the Cabinet as Brexit Secretary.
Malthouse’s parliamentary CV is short as he was first elected only in 2015, as member for North West Hampshire - he won the seat again at last year’s General Election.
He has served at different times since being first elected on the Treasury and Armed Forces Committees, and since January this year has held the role of Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Work and Pensions.
He is a former deputy mayor of London and is by profession a chartered accountant.
Some 20 years ago he founded a Midlands-based finance company which he now chairs.