Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Transport

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the policies of the Department for Transport.

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Chris Grayling was appointed as Secretary of State for Transport on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell in 2001.

Education

Chris was educated at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he studied history.

Career

Chris served as Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from May 2010 until September 2012. He was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from September 2012 until May 2015, and Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons from May 2015 until 14 July 2016.

He also held a number of shadow front bench posts, including Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

Personal life

Chris lives in the constituency with his wife and their 2 children.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

    • 2012 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

    • 2011 to 2012
  3. The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP

    • 2010 to 2011

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  1. New route to provide better journeys in Somerset

    • News story
  2. South Western rail franchise

    • Statement to Parliament
  3. First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise

    • News story
  4. Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. New traffic commissioners appointed in England

    • News story
  6. South Eastern franchise consultation launched

    • News story
  7. £220 million to help motorists beat congestion

    • News story
  8. Double penalties for motorists using mobiles

    • News story
  9. £170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

    • News story
  10. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

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