Ministerial role

Minister of State for Cabinet Office (Cities and Constitution)

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • cities policy
  • local growth
  • political and constitutional reform

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Greg Clark was appointed Minister of State on 7 October 2013. He has been the Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells since 2005.

Education

Born in Middlesbrough, Greg studied economics at Cambridge before earning his PhD from the London School of Economics.

Political career

Greg was Director of Policy for the Conservative Party from March 2001 for three successive Leaders; William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Howard, before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells in 2005.

Greg was appointed Minister for Cities in July 2011 and Financial Secretary to the Treasury in September 2012.

Prior to that, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in October 2008, having previously been Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprises and Volunteering. Before joining the Treasury, Greg’s previous position was Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, with responsibilities for Decentralisation and Planning Policy.

Career outside politics

Before entering politics, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s top business strategy firms, and was posted to the USA, Mexico, South America and Iceland, as well as working for clients in the UK. He has also worked as Head of Commercial Policy at the BBC.

Personal life

Greg and his wife have 3 children and live in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Policies

under the responsibility of The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP as Minister of State for Cabinet Office (Cities and Constitution)

  1. Giving more power back to cities through City Deals

    • 12 September 2013

Announcements

by Minister of State for Cabinet Office (Cities and Constitution)

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  1. Green Growth: Securing the future for business

    • 3 June 2014
    • Speech
  2. £1 billion boost for Cambridgeshire

    • 3 April 2014
    • Press release
  3. City Deal creates thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships in Leicestershire

    • 24 March 2014
    • Press release
  4. City Deal marks new era of prosperity for Sunderland

    • 14 March 2014
    • Press release
  5. City Deal to bring UK’s first ever large-scale, low-carbon heat network system to Stoke-on-Trent

    • 13 March 2014
    • Press release
  6. Brighton City Deal to help create "Silicon Beach"

    • 11 March 2014
    • Press release
  7. City Deal to transform Southend-on-Sea into major business centre

    • 10 March 2014
    • Press release
  8. Lords Heseltine and Shipley appointed to negotiate Local Growth Deals

    • 21 January 2014
    • Press release
  9. Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal to boost jobs and growth

    • 17 January 2014
    • Press release
  10. UK set to lead the way for smart cities

    • 18 December 2013
    • Press release

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