Minister of State for Transport

Baroness Kramer

Biography

Baroness Kramer was appointed Minister of State for Transport in October 2013. She is a Liberal Democrat Peer.

Education

Baroness Kramer was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Political career

Highlights include:

  • Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London 2000
  • Board Member Transport for London 2000 to 2005
  • MP for Richmond Park 2005 to 2010
  • Member of Treasury Select Committee 2005 to 2006
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2006
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry 2006 to 2007
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 2007
  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2007 to 2009
  • Member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards 2012 to 2013
  • Minister of State for Transport October 2013 to present

Career outside politics

Baroness Kramer began her career in finance and became a Vice-President of Citibank in Chicago. She and her husband then set up Infrastructure Capital Partners, a firm which advised on infrastructure projects, primarily in central and eastern Europe.

Personal life

She was married to John Kramer for 34 years until his death in 2006. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Minister of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

  • HS2 – Phase Two
  • rail – funding and futures (including RIS, SOFA, ORR, stations policy)
  • cities and urban renewal (including growth deals and Heseltine Review)
  • localism and devolution
  • local connectivity (including smart ticketing, buses, taxis, light rail and trams)
  • accessibility and equalities
  • future transport (including OLEV)
  • natural environment (including biofuels)
  • SMEs
  • international

Policies

under the responsibility of Baroness Kramer as Minister of State for Transport

  1. HS2: developing a new high speed rail network

    • 25 November 2013
  2. Reducing greenhouse gases and other emissions from transport

    • 1 November 2012
  3. Making transport more accessible to all

    • 3 October 2012
  4. Expanding and improving the rail network

    • 3 October 2012
  5. Improving local transport

    • 3 October 2012

Announcements

by Baroness Kramer

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  1. Further boost for sustainable transport schemes

    • 17 April 2014
    • News story
  2. Baroness Kramer visits Derby and Nottingham to see how HS2 could benefit the region

    • 15 April 2014
    • News story
  3. Baroness Kramer makes Worcestershire flood recovery visit

    • 11 April 2014
    • News story
  4. £19 million road upgrade to bring new homes and jobs for Norwich

    • 3 April 2014
    • News story
  5. New stations for Coventry to Nuneaton rail line

    • 3 April 2014
    • News story
  6. Baroness Kramer visits Waterloo to see funding plans

    • 31 March 2014
    • News story
  7. Baroness Kramer visits Yorkshire to see how HS2 could benefit the region

    • 28 March 2014
    • News story
  8. RNIB bus charter launch

    • 27 March 2014
    • Speech
  9. Launch of Passenger Focus bus passenger survey results 2013 to 2014

    • 26 March 2014
    • Speech
  10. Passengers to benefit from over £220 million station improvements

    • 14 March 2014
    • News story

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