Johnson calls on new cabinet to ‘cut homelessness’

Absent from the PM’s discussion was newly appointed housing minister Chris Pincher.

Homeless person sleeping on a bench

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on his new cabinet to set about ending homelessness as a key task for the course of government during a roundtable discussion today (14th February).

“We’re here to deliver for the people of this county. We’re going to cute crime, we’re going to tackle homelessness, and we’re going to invest more in our NHS and schools”, said Johnson during the meeting.

As reported by 24housing, yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle saw Esther McVey sacked from her role as housing minister.

McVey confirmed her sacking on her twitter account having been one of the first ministers ‘reshuffled’ by the PM.

Replacing McVey, Chris Pincher is the latest name to take on the housing brief – becoming the tenth housing minister in the last ten years and the fourth in the last three years.

It was also announced, however, that he will not be receiving the same cabinet privileges as his predecessor, as the Housing Minister post has been taken off the Cabinet attendee list.

Seemingly absent from the downing street roundtable, housing was instead represented by Jenrick, who kept his role in cabinet as housing secretary.

“The government will deliver on the priorities of the British people”, Johnson added.

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