Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2

Paul Maynard MP


Paul Maynard was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys in May 2010.


Paul was educated at St Ambrose College, Altrincham and University College, Oxford where he studied history.

Career outside politics

Before entering Parliament, Paul worked as a political adviser and speechwriter.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2

The minister is responsible for:

  • accessibility across all modes of transport
  • HS2 policy and legislation
  • rail
  • rail security
  • smart ticketing


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