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.

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.

Personal life

Chris lives in the constituency with his wife and their 2 children.

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. Additional airline security measures on some routes travelling to the UK

    • Statement to Parliament
  2. New traffic commissioners appointed in England

    • News story
  3. South Eastern franchise consultation launched

    • News story
  4. £220 million to help motorists beat congestion

    • News story
  5. Double penalties for motorists using mobiles

    • News story
  6. £170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

    • News story
  7. Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

    • News story
  8. New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric vehicle infrastructure

    • News story
  9. Commercial spaceflight

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. New powers to crack down on laser attacks

    • News story