Meet Dominic Raab, the Tories’ new housing minister

The new housing minister, Dominic Raab, has been labelled a rising star in the Conservative party, but the MP for Esher and Walton is something of an unknown quantity when it comes to housing. Raab, who has replaced Alok Sharma following his redeployment as employment minister during this week’s Cabinet reshuffle, has a reputation as a rebellious Conservative from the free-market right of the party. He is pro-Brexit, and has voted for corporation tax cuts and against increasing benefits. He clashed with prime minister Theresa May when she led the Home Office, leading a revolt on her immigration bill at