Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Stephen Hammond MP

Biography

Stephen Hammond was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport on 4 September 2012. 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 present

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.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

  • rail major projects
  • rail franchising
  • rail fares and ticketing
  • Rail Delivery Group (RDG) reform
  • rail operational issues
  • maritime
  • London - including Crossrail
  • better regulation
  • motoring agencies
  • international vehicle standards
  • freight and logistics
  • corporate

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2012 to 2013

Policies

under the responsibility of Stephen Hammond MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

  1. Providing effective regulation of freight transport

    • 9 December 2013
  2. Sustaining a thriving maritime sector

    • 3 October 2012
  3. Expanding and improving the rail network

    • 3 October 2012

Announcements

by Stephen Hammond MP

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  1. Skills at sea: support for the next generation of UK seafarers

    • 11 April 2014
    • Speech
  2. Review of theory test fees

    • 10 April 2014
    • News story
  3. The future of the Port of Dover

    • 9 April 2014
    • Speech
  4. Foreign language driving tests end

    • 7 April 2014
    • News story
  5. British Ports Assocation: smaller ports fund

    • 3 April 2014
    • Speech
  6. Electric trains to boost rail services in the north west

    • 2 April 2014
    • News story
  7. Motoring agency merger set to improve services for motorists

    • 2 April 2014
    • News story
  8. Rail Minister sees investment in action in Manchester

    • 31 March 2014
    • News story
  9. Extension of Crossrail

    • 27 March 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Crossrail extended to Reading

    • 27 March 2014
    • News story

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