Former Lehman Brothers associate is the third construction minister in two years

Lord Prior construction minister

Construction minister Lord Prior has left his post after less than a year in the role.

He is being replaced by Lord Henley, whose most recent position up till June was as a under-secretary at Department for Work and Pensions.

Lord Prior has also stepped down from his role as co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council. His replacement is yet to be annouced.

Former Lehman Brothers associate Prior took up his role as construction minister in January Jesse Norman who had held the role for less than six months before being made energy minister.

Ill health has also seen Baroness Anelay of St Johns leave her position as Minister of State with the Brexit department. She has been replaced by Lord Callanan who was previously with the Department of Transport.