Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
since 5 November 2017
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Communities Secretary
Inaugural holder maze.e
Number of Communities Secretaries 15

The Communities Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for Communities and Local Government. The office is a cabinet-level position. The position of Communities Secretary is currently vacant, having most recently been held by Saracen's Fez concurrently with the role of Prime Minister.

The responsibilities of the Communities Secretary include overseeing: building regulations, decentralisation, fire services, housing, local government, planning, race equality, and urban regeneration.

The Communities Secretary often works closely with the Secretary of State for the Home Department due to the overlap between their respective roles.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Communities Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Communities Secretary Released Result
Statement of Intent Lipvig April 2012 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent jamestg July 2016 Passed without vote

List of Communities Secretaries

maze.e was appointed as the first Communities Secretary for the Labour Party following the sixth general election and since him, there have been 14 other Communities Secretaries:

Communities Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
maze.e Labour December 2007 May 2008
Wednesday Bass Secretary of State for Devolution and Local Government Conservative September 2010 October 2010
adamrules247 Secretary of State for Local Government Conservative November 2010 March 2011
xXedixXx Labour April 2011 October 2011
Lipvig Conservative April 2012 September 2012
Angry Spartan Libertarian April 2013 August 2013
abrack Socialist April 2014 October 2014
Jean-Luc Picard Green October 2014 February 2015
Little Toy Gun Green February 2015 April 2015
DanE1998 Labour May 2015 July 2015
emiloujess (combined with Secretary of State for Transport) Liberal October 2015 November 2015
Tahret (combined with Secretary of State for Transport) Liberal November 2015 December 2015
PetrosAC (combined with Secretary of State for the Home Department) Liberal December 2015 April 2016
Jamestg Conservative April 2016 October 2016
Saracen's Fez Secretary of State for Communities and the Nations Labour August 2017 November 2017