Secretary of State for Transport

The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Biography

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.

Political 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.

Secretary of State for Transport

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

Previous roles in government

  1. Lord President of the Council

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Leader of the House of Commons

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

    • 2012 to 2015
  4. Minister of State for Employment

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

  1. UK to lead charge in emerging maritime technology
  2. Drones: consultation response, 7 January 2019
  3. Haulage update: 7 January 2019
  4. Grayling slashes rail fares for a generation of rail passengers
  5. Department of Transport responds to European Commission contingency action plan
  6. Bournemouth and Preston in the running for major transport funding
  7. Secretary of State letter to the aviation industry
  8. UK aviation industry set to prosper as UK prepares to leave the EU
  9. Toll free Severn provides festive boost for communities and business
  10. EU Transport Council 11 December 2018