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

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  1. Secretary of State appoints Sir Terry Morgan as new HS2 Ltd Chairman

    • News story
  2. Up to £1.8 million to maximise benefits of HS2 for East Midlands

    • News story
  3. Roads update: the zero emission road transport strategy

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology

    • News story
  5. Leeds confirmed as site of HS2 eastern leg rolling stock depot

    • News story
  6. HS2 Phase 2b eastern leg rolling stock depot location announcement

    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Government sets out next steps for Heathrow expansion

    • News story
  8. Airports National Policy Statement

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Five point pledge on Heathrow ahead of historic vote

    • News story
  10. EU Transport Council 7 June 2018

    • Statement to Parliament