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 confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds

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  2. Government publishes £1.2 billion plan to increase cycling and walking

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  3. Driving test changes: 4 December 2017

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  4. New minibuses to improve rural mobility

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  5. Bidding opens for £490 million road funding

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  6. Law change provides equal treatment for disabled taxi users

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  7. DfT motoring agencies: business plans for 2017 to 2018

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Bus Services Bill: English votes for English laws

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. £625,000 for England’s Economic Heartland to help shape its future transport priorities

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  10. DVSA non-executive chair appointed for first time

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