Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Responsibilities

Ministerial responsibilities will be confirmed in due course.

Current role holder: Lord Callanan

Lord Callanan was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport on 14 June 2017.

Education

He was educated at Newcastle Polytechnic where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in electrical and electronic engineering.

Political career

Callanan was a Conservative Councillor on Tyne and Wear County Council between 1983 and 1986 and Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council between 1987 and 1996.

He was a Member of the European Parliament for the North East England constituency from 1999, re-elected in 2004 and 2009.

He became the leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group from 2011-2014.

Callanan was created a Life Peer on 24 September 2014 taking the title Baron Callanan, of Low Fell in the County of Tyne and Wear.

Career outside politics

He worked as a project engineer at Scottish and Newcastle breweries from 1986 to 1998