Ministerial role

Minister of State

Responsibilities

George Freeman has responsibility for:

  • transport technology and innovation
  • Future of Mobility Grand Challenge
  • decarbonisation and environment
  • Office for Low Emission Vehicles
  • Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • spaceports
  • devolution and housing
  • East-West connectivity
  • Shadow roads Minister in the Commons

Current role holder: George Freeman MP

George Freeman MP was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 26 July 2019.

He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health from July 2014 until July 2016. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, co-ordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was appointed the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013. He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

Political career

He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

George served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, working closely with the Department of Health and coordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was then appointed to the post of Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013.

Career outside politics

Before being elected to Parliament, George had a 15 year career across the life sciences sector. In particular, he worked with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, biomedical research companies - to pioneer novel healthcare innovations.