Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

Andrew Jones MP

Biography

Andrew Jones was appointed Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury on 15 June 2017.

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

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

  • UK growth and productivity
    • Industrial Strategy
    • infrastructure delivery
    • regional devolution, City deals, Northern Power House and Midlands Engine
    • promoting UK as a destination for foreign direct investment (non-financial services)
    • better regulation and competition policy
    • energy policy and climate change
    • Patient Capital Review
    • National Infrastructure Commission
    • Infrastructure and Projects Authority (joint with Cabinet Office)
    • PPPs and PFI
  • indirect taxes (supporting Financial Secretary to the Treasury as lead tax Minister)
    • excise duties (alcohol, tobacco and gambling), including excise fraud and law enforcement
    • soft drink industry levy
    • environment and transport taxation, North Sea oil, gas and shipping
  • charities, the voluntary sector and gift aid
  • supporting tax legislation in Parliament
  • Crown Estate and the Royal Household
  • Royal Mint
  • departmental minister for HM Treasury Group

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2015 to 2017

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