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

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  1. Keeping our railways safe during a time of political change

    • 4 March 2015
    • Speech
  2. More major car manufacturers join plug-in vehicle campaign

    • 18 February 2015
    • News story
  3. £5 million to improve access to Port of Immingham

    • 13 February 2015
    • News story
  4. Take-up of plug-in car grant continues to rise

    • 13 February 2015
    • News story
  5. The bus sector is evolving

    • 12 February 2015
    • Speech
  6. Joining up transport

    • 11 February 2015
    • Speech
  7. The railway of the future

    • 11 February 2015
    • Speech
  8. Hucknall town centre given £8.5 million to improve transport links

    • 9 February 2015
    • News story
  9. Residents and passengers asked for views on existing Rochester station closure

    • 5 February 2015
    • News story
  10. Transport Minister promotes UK transport expertise in Taiwan and Japan

    • 29 January 2015
    • News story