Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • high speed rail (HS2)
  • devolution including Northern Powerhouse
  • motoring agencies
  • local transport
  • road and vehicle safety and standards
  • buses and taxis
  • traffic management
  • sustainable accessible travel (including walking and cycling)
  • smart ticketing

Current role holder: Andrew Jones MP

Andrew Jones was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport in May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough in May 2010.

Education

Andrew is from Ilkley, and attended Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University.

Political career

From May 2003 to May 2011 Andrew was a local councillor on Harrogate Borough Council, representing the High Harrogate ward. He was also Cabinet Member for Resources from May 2003 to May 2010.

Since being elected in 2010, Andrew has been a Parliamentary Private Secretary on the health, business and transport teams. He has also chaired the Northern Electrification Taskforce which provided the Secretary of State for Transport with advice on the next steps for electrification of railways in the North of England.

Career outside politics

Andrew worked in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

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  1. Government allocates £1.2 billion roads funding to councils

    • News story
  2. Plans to let learner drivers have motorway driving lessons revealed

    • News story
  3. THINK! drink drive campaign targets young men digitally this Christmas

    • News story
  4. Road safety campaign urges drivers to #towsafe4freddie

    • News story
  5. Plans for an effective and reliable road network in the decades ahead

    • Speech
  6. Government announces new rail franchise for Inter City West Coast with the introduction of High Speed 2 services

    • News story
  7. Major motorcycle safety milestone reached

    • News story
  8. New course to warn of the dangers of drug driving

    • News story
  9. High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 financial report for 2015 to 2016

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Better technology, data and enforcement will help us save lives

    • Speech