|Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government|
|Assumed office |
8 September 2020
|Prime Minister||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||Simon Clarke|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing|
27 July 2019 – 8 September 2020
|Prime Minister||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||Heather Wheeler|
(Housing and Homelessness)
|Succeeded by||Kelly Tolhurst|
|Member of Parliament|
for Thornbury and Yate
|Assumed office |
7 May 2015
|Preceded by||Steve Webb|
|Born||8 July 1986|
Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, England
Luke Anthony Hall (born 8 July 1986) is a British Conservative politician and former retail manager serving as Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government since 2020. He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thornbury and Yate in May 2015. From February 2020 to September 2020, he served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing.
Luke Hall was born in the village of Westerleigh on the 8 July 1986 and grew up in South Gloucestershire. He worked for the supermarket chain Lidl from the age of 18 and became manager of their Yate store, before going on to become Area Manager for Farmfoods. Hall became an active member of the Conservative Party aged 23 and went on to become Constituency Chairman for the party in South Gloucestershire and Deputy Chairman of the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservatives.
Hall was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Thornbury and Yate seat in December 2013 and went on to gain it at the 2015 general election by closely defeating the Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb.
In May 2016, it emerged that Hall was one of a number of Conservative MPs being investigated by police in the United Kingdom general election, 2015 party spending investigation, for allegedly spending more than the legal limit on constituency election campaign expenses. However, in May 2017, the Crown Prosecution Service said that while there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns, it did not "meet the test" for further action.
He was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum. Since the result was announced, Hall has continued to support the official position of his party and now advocates leaving the European Union. He has never rebelled against the Government in the current Parliament.
In July 2019, Hall joined the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. In April 2020 he was relinquished of his responsibility for local government to focus solely on homelessness as the Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing. In June 2020, Hall proposed to reduce homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic by calling on local councils to encourage rough sleepers to "move in with family and friends". His portfolio changed to the Minister of State focusing on regional growth and local government at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he replaced Simon Clarke in September 2020.
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government (2019)
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