Shapps is new transport secretary

2 Aug 2019 (provided by Local Transport Today), Category: Transportation Planning

Shapps is new transport secretary

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Grant Shapps (pictured) as secretary of state for transport. Shapps, the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, succeeds Chris Grayling who has left the Government. Two new ministers of state for transport have been appointed: Chris Heaton-Harris, the MP for Daventry, and George Freeman, the MP for Mid Norfolk. Paul Maynard, the MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, returns to the DfT as a parliamentary under secretary of state, a position he held from 2016 to 2018. The two other parliamentary under secretaries of state remain unchanged: Nusrat Ghani, and Baroness Vere of Norbiton. Ministerial responsibilities have not yet been announced. Elsewhere, Sajid Javid has replaced Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer; Robert Jenrick has replaced James Brokenshire as secretary of state for housing, communities and local government; and Theresa Villiers has replaced Michael Gove as secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs. Gove has been appointed to the Cabinet Office position of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, overseeing cross-Government policy matters.

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