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. Government announces 'root and branch' review of rail
  2. Green number plates for clean vehicles
  3. New digital service to minimise disruptive roadworks
  4. ORR Chair announced: Declan Collier
  5. Reducing cost pressures in the rail industry: letters to rail unions and Rail Delivery Group
  6. Yorkshire apprentices will take leading role in UK’s railway future
  7. Haulage and Trailers Act bolsters EU exit preparations
  8. Secretary of State appoints Sir Terry Morgan as new HS2 Ltd Chairman
  9. Up to £1.8 million to maximise benefits of HS2 for East Midlands
  10. Roads update: the zero emission road transport strategy