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18 May 10 The two main construction jobs in the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition have both gone to Tories.

The two main construction jobs in the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition have both gone to Tories.

Hertford and Stortford MP Mark Prisk, who was shadow construction minister, will formally take the role in the new government.

Prisk is minister for state at the department of Business, Innovation and Skills, meaning he holds a higher rank than the last Labour construction minister, Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, who was a parliamentary under secretary.

Prisk, who will report in to business secretary Vince Cable, represented the Tories at the Get Britain Building Campaign last year.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps is the new housing minister, having also carried out the role in a shadow capacity. He is expected to seek the scrapping of Housing Information Packs.

There is no role in the coaltion for the Liberal Democrat construction representative, Solihull MP Lorely Burt.

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