Former minister returns to property after standing down as MP

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former minister returns to property after standing down as MP previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer minister returns to property after standing down as MPMark Prisk is to join an architectural practice as a planning consultant after an 18-year career in parliament which included a spell as a Tory housing minister.Sheila Manchester27th November 201901,077 Views Mark Prisk, one of seven housing ministers in the last seven years, has been appointed as a strategic advisor by a Nottinghamshire-headquartered architecture practice, Benoy, after a relatively long tenure as minister of state for business and enterprise from 2010 to 2012 – as well as minister of state for housing from 2012 to 2013.His experience in business and housing will be critical in his new role. Mark will work with the board to provide an overview of political, economic and commercial issues that could impact the business, helping to give context to strategic decisions. He will also assist Benoy and its clients in navigating the UK’s complex planning regulations.A chartered surveyor with a BSc in land management from the University of Reading, Mark Prisk ran his own business for ten years before entering politics. He was elected as MP for Hertford & Stortford in 2001 and stood down earlier this month.Since leaving government in 2013, he has served on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.Chief executive Tom Cartledge said, ​”I’m thrilled that Mark is joining us and I’m confident he will add great value to our business in the coming months.“Not only does he understand our sector and client base, but he also brings an impressive working knowledge of the changing political environment in which we operate.“As our representative, Mark will help to connect us with others, especially in government and industry, giving us greater engagement with senior influencers and stakeholders.” mark prisk Housing Minister November 27, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Jimmy Fallon Taunts Trump With James Taylor-Style “Fire and Fury” [Watch]

first_imgMichael Wolff’s controversial tell-all about the Trump Administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, has been a bestseller since the news cycle first got a taste of the book a couple of week ago. Jimmy Fallon has a history of performing parody songs in the style of iconic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Bob Dylan. So, really, it was only a matter of time before Fallon and his team of writers noticed the resemblance between the title of Wolff’s book and James Taylor’s 1970 classic “Fire and Rain”.The whole thing came together when Fallon took the stage under low light on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. Sporting a James Taylor-approved sweater and some very 1970s facial hair, the comedian plucked his acoustic guitar and muttered out lines like, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen fury/ I’ve seen so many tweets that my eyes are blurry”. It’s yet another hilarious addition to Fallon’s parody canon, which includes gems like a shot-by-shot remake of a Styx music video, Fallon-as-Neil-Young performing with the real Neil Young, and a Christmas-themed Trump taunt called “Robert Mueller Is Coming Town” (performed by Fallon-as-Bruce-Springsteen, of course).“Fire and Fury”[Photo: Screengrab of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon]last_img read more

La Liga: Celta Vigo dent Barcelona’s title hopes with draw [VIDEO]

first_img Source: BBC Iago Aspas’ late equaliser for Celta Vigo dented Barcelona’s title hopes.Barca go top with the point but Real Madrid can establish a two-point lead if they beat Espanyol on Sunday.Luis Suarez headed Barca in front from Lionel Messi’s clever free-kick but Fedor Smolov levelled from Okay Yokuslu’s pass.Suarez then swivelled and smashed in a great strike – from another Messi pass – but his ex-Liverpool team-mate Aspas’ perfect low free-kick rescued Celta.The hosts should have won the game deep into injury time but Nolito’s close-range shot was straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Messi, who has not scored in three games, is still on 699 career goals for Barca and Argentina. But he did manage the 250th assist of his Barca career for Suarez’s second.The 33-year-old is the top goalscorer with 21 and top assister with 17 in La Liga this season.WATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOW:last_img read more