Guy Opperman


Guy Opperman was Minister for Roads and Local Transport at the Department for Transport from 13 November 2023 to 5 July 2024.

He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 13 November 2023 to 27 October 2022, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the same department from 14 June 2017 to 8 September 2022.

He served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 12 May 2015 to 14 June 2017. He was Conservative MP for Hexham from 2010 to 2024.


Guy was educated at Harrow School, he went on to read law at the University of Buckingham. He also gained a first class diploma from the University of Lille.

Political career

Guy previously served as Private Parliamentary Secretary to Mark Harper, the then Immigration Minister. He served as an Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 to July 2016.

Career before politics

Guy was called to the bar in 1989. He spent 20 years as a barrister and was also Director of his family’s engineering business until 2009.

Personal life

Guy is an amateur jockey and rode his first win in 1985.