Minister of State for Health

Stephen Hammond MP

Biography

Stephen Hammond was appointed to be a Minister of State in the Department of Health and Social Care on 16 November 2018.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from 4 September 2012 to 15 July 2014. He is the Conservative MP for Wimbledon.

Education

Stephen was educated at The King Edward VI School in Southampton and studied at the University of London.

Political career

Highlights include:

  • MP for Wimbledon 2005 to present
  • Shadow Secretary of State Transport 2005 to 2010
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP 2010 to 2012
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport September 2012 to July 2014

Career outside politics

Stephen worked for a leading fund management company and a number of investment banks, including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Commerzbank Securities. He was elected as a local councillor in 2002.

Personal life

Stephen is married and has a daughter. Stephen played hockey for his county and still plays for the Wimbledon veterans team.

Minister of State for Health

The Minister of State for Health leads on the following:

  • finance, procurement and operational performance
  • workforce pay and pensions, and contracts
  • setting the government’s mandate for NHS England
  • transformation and provider policy

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2013 to 2014
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2012 to 2013

Announcements

  1. Learner drivers to pay less for theory tests from October 2014
  2. Raising speed limits for heavy goods vehicles on single carriageways
  3. Local Sustainable Transport Fund 2015 to 2016
  4. Safer streets for London
  5. Ministers visit communities sharing in huge transport investment
  6. Annual update on Crossrail 2014
  7. Rail franchising: Stephen Hammond's statement on Essex Thameside
  8. Passengers in London and Essex set for host of benefits under new rail deal
  9. London Gateway
  10. Women in Engineering Day