Jake Berry

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Jake Berry is a British politician who has been the Conservative Party MP for Rossendale and Darwen since 2010.[1]

Berry was appointed a junior minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government (now Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government) on 14 June 2017, with responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth) [2]

He retained this position after Boris Johnson was appointed incoming prime minister in July 2019. He was also briefly Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from June to July 2019, but this was not extended.

Berry previously was parliamentary private secretary to the chief secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands from May 2015[3] until 2017.

Berry was elected in 2010 with a majority vote of 4,493 and increased that to 5,654 in the May 2015 UK general election. However his majority dropped to 3216 in the June 2017 snap election, with Labour gaining over 9% in his constituency. [4]

Ministerial responsibilities 2017-2019

As DCLG parliamentary under secretary of state (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth) Berry is responsible for:

  • The Northern Powerhouse
  • Mayors and devolution
  • Local growth – policy and initiatives (eg enterprise zones, high streets, coastal communities)
  • Place-based initiatives (eg Thames Estuary Growth Commission)
  • Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) policy
  • Inward investment and infrastructure (including High Speed 2)
  • European Regional Development Fund, and UK Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Resilience and Emergencies
  • Community rights (including pubs)
  • Minister for Secondary Legislation




  • Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • Telephone: 020 7219 7214
  • Email: jake.berry.mp@parliament.uk


  • Address: 4 Mount Terrace, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, BB4 8SF
  • Telephone: 01706 215547

Web & Social media


  1. Jake Berry, UK Parliament, 10 September 2013.
  2. [https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-communities-and-local-government Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth), gov.uk, accessed 23 August 2017
  3. Guido Fawkes PPS reshuffle in full, 29 May 2015, accessed 1 June 2015.
  4. BBC Rossendale and Darwen, June 2017