Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport


The minister is responsible for:

  • rail
  • Northern Powerhouse rail
  • Crossrail 2
  • rail industrial relations
  • rail security

Current role holder: Andrew Jones MP

Andrew Jones was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 12 November 2018. He was Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport from May 2015 to 15 June 2017. Andrew was elected the Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough in May 2010.


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 was also appointed in 2013 as Apprenticeship Ambassador to Parliament.

Career outside politics

Andrew worked in business for 25 years before becoming an MP, latterly in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Jesse Norman MP

    • 2017 to 2018


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