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New UK construction minister Nadhim Zahawi

With UK members of parliament still not agreeing on how Brexit will play out, another reorganisation of ministers has been made leading to the announcement of a new construction minister.

Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed as the new construction minister for the UK – the third person to take the role during 2019.

Conservative party member Zahawi replaces Andrew Stephenson, who was not selected to be a member of cabinet by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s last month.

Stephenson replaced Richard Harrington who quit at the end of March as a protest to the government’s handling of Brexit.

Harrington said that a no-deal Brexit would have widespread and long-standing implications for everyone, and that the economy may take five to ten years to adjust to the new reality.

The business department, which is the branch of office responsible for the construction portfolio, said Zahawi will be responsible for managing the industrial strategy and sector deals.

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