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. EU Transport Council 29 and 30 October 2018
  2. Government’s ‘cast-iron’ commitment to Cumbria’s roads
  3. Airports are key to Britain’s future prosperity
  4. Transport Secretary gives seal of approval to multi-million pound Liverpool Lime Street upgrade
  5. Rail Review
  6. HS2 Phase 2b working draft environmental statement
  7. Transport Secretary welcomes progress on East West Rail
  8. Severn Crossings to go toll-free on 17 December 2018
  9. PM announces ten cities shortlisted for major transport funding across England
  10. Government announces 'root and branch' review of rail