Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Andrew Jones MP

Biography

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.

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 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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2015 to 2017

Announcements

  1. Rail sector deal
  2. Balance between safety and conservation at heart of tree review, says Rail Minister
  3. Rail Minister backs 'life-changing' community rail projects
  4. Economic talks herald Golden Era in UK-China relations
  5. Exchequer Secretary's speech launching Transforming Infrastructure Performance and Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy
  6. Transforming Infrastructure Performance
  7. Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year
  8. Budget delivers devo deal and transport boost for North of Tyne
  9. A second devolution deal for the West Midlands
  10. West Midlands devolution deals