George Freeman MP

Biography

George Freeman was a Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 26 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.

He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health from July 2014 until July 2016. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011.

He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, co-ordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was appointed the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013. He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

Political career

He was elected Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk in 2010.

George served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Climate Change from 2010 to 2011. He was appointed government adviser on Life Sciences in July 2011, working closely with the Department of Health and coordinating the Government’s Life Science and Innovation, Health and Wealth Strategies (2011), and the Agri-Tech Industrial Strategy (2013). He was then appointed to the post of Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy in 2013.

Career outside politics

Before being elected to Parliament, George had a 15 year career across the life sciences sector. In particular, he worked with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, biomedical research companies - to pioneer novel healthcare innovations.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences

Announcements

  1. Progress for Oxford-Cambridge Arc as government announces preferred East West Rail central section
  2. Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution
  3. Electric taxis to go wireless thanks to new charging tech trial
  4. First of a Kind 2020 launches to find this century’s Brunel
  5. Orange peel, rubbish and fatbergs: the fuels behind the future of green transport
  6. New ‘league table’ reveals electric car charging availability across UK as Transport Secretary calls on local authorities to do more
  7. Government provides more funds for local authority air quality action
  8. Government investing almost £1 million in transport tech start-ups
  9. New system to ensure safety of self-driving vehicles ahead of their sale
  10. Artificial Intelligence to end future holiday jams caused by roadworks