John Hayes was a Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 15 July 2016 to 9 January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for South Holland and The Deepings in 1997.
John was educated at Colfe’s Grammar School and Nottingham University, where he graduated with a BA in politics and a PGCE in history and English.
John joined the Conservative Party at the age of 14. His career highlights include:
- Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1999
- Shadow Schools Minister, 2000
- Assistant Opposition Chief Whip, 2001
- Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2002 to 2003
- Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, 2003 to 2005
- Shadow Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, 2007 to 2010
- Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, May 2010 to September 2012
- Minister of State for Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change, September 2012 to March 2013
- Minister without Portfolio, March 2013 to July 2014
- Minister of State at the Department for Transport and senior Parliamentary adviser to the Prime Minister from July 2014 to May 2015
- Minister for Security at the Home Office from May 2015 until July 2016
Career outside politics
Before entering Parliament, John was a sales director for the Data Base Ltd, an IT company based in Nottingham.
John and his wife have 2 sons.