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Damian Green, who became the First Secretary of State after the general election in June, said he believes Mrs May will remain in No 10 “for many years” - despite mounting speculation she could be forced out after losing her parliamentary majority.

With the general election and Brexit talks hogging the political headlines in recent months, Mr Green said the Government is now returning to addressing the day-to-day concerns of voters as the Prime Minister tries to widen her appeal among the British public.

Mr Green said the Government is preparing to publish a potentially explosive report on Britain’s racial disparity within weeks, while her ‘industrial strategy’, first outlined in January, is set to return to the spotlight.

After a huge proportion of younger voters opted for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party in June, Mr Green said the Government is preparing a series of radical changes to the housing policy in order to make it easier for younger people to afford their own homes.

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The 61-year-old told Politico: “Housing policy is hugely important and particularly important for certain demographics.

“We’ve seen a decline in home ownership and that’s worrying and particularly worrying for people in their 20s and 30s who would know that [for] previous generations that was the point when they became homeowners. That’s one of the domestic issues we are determined to get to grips with.”

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly been calling for more housebuilding, but his proposals have been met with concerns from within his own party about the potential effect on the countryside.

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