Boris Johnson has appointed a new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Greg Clark.

Clark used to be in charge of the department when it was the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Between 2015 and 2016, he served under David Cameron and was in post during the voluntary Right to Buy agreement and Housing Act.

The appointment follows the sacking of Michael Gove, who many in the sector rated as being effective in post. The sector is still waiting on a new housing minister, with Stuart Andrew handing in his notice just six months into the role.

On Twitter, Clark said: “We have a duty to ensure that the country has a functioning government in the weeks ahead. Having been Secretary of State at the Communities department before, I will do my best to provide stability, good governance and accountability to Parliament at this important time.”

And in another return to housing, Marcus Jones has been appointed as the new Housing Minister. He was previously at DCLG under David Cameron and was parliamentary under secretary of state.  In a statement, Jones said: “This is an important and challenging brief and I look forward to giving all my energy and attention to this demanding role.”