10 Facts About Brandon Lewis

1. In 2015 Brandon Lewis endorsed the regeneration of the historic townscape of Bacup in Rossendale, East Lancashire which aims to reposition the town as a commuter town for Greater Manchester as well as a cultural destination.

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2. In July 2014, Brandon Lewis was promoted to Minister of State for Housing and Planning, when the Prime Minister brought the portfolios of Housing and Planning together for the first time under his premiership.

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3. In January 2013, Brandon Lewis was criticised for comments he had made about local councillors' allowances by Clive Betts, the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

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4. On 17 July 2018, Brandon Lewis was paired with Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson during "key House of Commons votes" on the Trade Bill.

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5. Aside from his constituency home, Brandon Lewis owns two additional homes, one in Shenfield, and the other in Chelmsford, both less than an hour by train from Westminster.

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6. As the local MP, Brandon Lewis declined initially to support local campaigners who were fighting against the Conservative run County Council's controversial plans for the proposed Kings Lynn Incinerator.

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7. In a January 2018 cabinet reshuffle, Brandon Lewis was promoted to Chairman of the Conservative Party succeeding long-time cabinet member Patrick McLoughlin.

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8. In January 2016, Brandon Lewis was one of 72 MPs who voted down an amendment in Parliament on rental homes being "fit for human habitation" who were themselves landlords who derived an income from a property.

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9. In January 2013 Brandon Lewis was criticised for comments he had made about local councillors' allowances by Clive Betts, the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

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10. In May 1998 Brandon Lewis was first elected as a representative of the Conservative Party when he became a Borough Councillor for Hutton South on Brentwood Borough Council.

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