Ministerial role

Minister of State

Organisations: Department for Transport
Current role holder: Chris Heaton-Harris MP


Chris Heaton-Harris has responsibility for:

  • rail
  • East West Rail
  • cycling and walking
  • Crossrail and Crossrail 2
  • accessibility
  • corporate

Current role holder

Chris Heaton-Harris MP

Chris Heaton-Harris was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 25 July 2019. He was previously a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from July 2018 to April 2019.

Previously he was Comptroller of HM Household (Government Whip) from 9 January 2018 to 9 July 2018. Chris was previously Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) from June 2017 to January 2018.

He was made an Assistant Government Whip in July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Daventry in May 2010.

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Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP

    2019 to 2019

  2. The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP

    2018 to 2019

  3. The Rt Hon Jo Johnson

    2018 to 2018


  1. Letter from the Rail Minister to the Rail Delivery Group on maintaining accessibility during the COVID-19 outbreak
  2. Critical rail services protected in new deals for GWR and Southeastern
  3. £20 million to connect communities across the country with new railway stations
  4. Longer trains and more seats for passengers across the Midlands
  5. West Midlands Trains must invest £20 million after poor performance and delays
  6. Every child in England to be offered cycle training
  7. North-east rail revolution begins with Beeching reversal and fund for new trains across Tyne and Wear
  8. Government pledges £500 million to bring back historic rail lines, improving connectivity for communities across the country
  9. Workforce and volunteers at heart of #StationsDay celebrations
  10. Smart ticketing investment for rail customers