Stuart Andrew, England’s Housing Minister, has resigned from the government today following a string of other resignations.

The minister, who has only been in post for six months, recently spoke at the Housing 2022 conference about recommitting to the 300,000 home target.

In his letter of resignation, Andrew says: “This is a role, although having only been in post for six months, I have enjoyed myself immensely and I’m grateful to have been supported by a great team, both in my private office and the wider civil service, within the department.

“It is great that housing is now so high on the political agenda and I wish my successor well and offer my apologies to the sector who will have to get to know yet another housing minister, but I should commend all of them and those in local government who are doing so much to address the housing needs of this country.”