Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Jesse Norman MP

Biography

Jesse Norman MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport on 14 June 2017. He was elected as the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire in May 2010.

Education

Jesse studied at Oxford University (BA) and University College London (MPhil, PhD).

Political career

Jesse was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from 18 July 2016 until 14 June 2017. During the 2010 to 2015 Parliament Jesse was a member of the Treasury Select Committee and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Employee Ownership. In June 2015 he was elected Chair of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

Jesse was awarded Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year and The House Backbencher of the Year in 2012.

Career outside politics

Before entering politics Jesse was a Director at Barclays, researched and taught philosophy at University College London, and ran a charitable project in Communist Eastern Europe.

His books and pamphlets include ‘The achievement of Michael Oakeshott’, ‘After Euclid’, ‘Compassionate conservatism’ and ‘The big society’. His book ‘Edmund Burke: politician, philosopher, prophet’ was listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Political Book Awards and the George Orwell Prize. He has also written regularly for the national press.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

  • community transport
  • cycling and walking policy
  • electric and autonomous vehicles
  • Future of Mobility
  • Highways England and strategic roads
  • international vehicle standards
  • light rail
  • local roads policy and funding
  • Major Roads Network
  • motoring agencies
  • road freight
  • road safety
  • traffic
  • transport and the environment
  • transport technology (including digital)

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry

    • 2016 to 2017

Announcements

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  1. Roadwork permits help cut driver disruption

    • News story
  2. Government funding boost for low carbon fuels development

    • News story
  3. Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: updated analysis of amendments made in the House of Lords for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Road safety: recent progress and future work

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Government funding boost for Cycle Ambition Cities

    • News story
  6. Drink drivers face swifter justice with new roadside breathalysers

    • News story
  7. Tough regulations brought in to crack down on emissions cheats

    • News story
  8. Birmingham to host world's first zero emission vehicle summit

    • News story
  9. Road haulage update, 21 May 2018

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. New plans to keep Kent moving during Channel disruption

    • News story