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Prime Minister reshuffles cabinet, appointing new transport ministers; what you need to know

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has undertaken an extensive ministerial reshuffle.

Key appointments include James Cleverly as Home Secretary and former Prime Minister David Cameron as Foreign Secretary; Home Secretary Suella Braverman was removed from the Cabinet.  

In the Department for Transport (DfT), three vacancies were created by the resignation of Decarbonisation and Technology Minister Jesse Norman, Aviation and Maritime Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton’s appointment to HM Treasury, and the promotion of Roads Minister Richard Holden to Chairman of the Conservative Party.

As a result, the following DfT appointments have been made: 

  • Guy Opperman MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Roads and Local Transport.Anthony Browne MP is appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Aviation, Decarbonisation and Technology.
  • Lord Davies of Gower MP takes up the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Transport in the Lords, Maritime, and several other areas.

Logistics UK will be writing to all new ministers to congratulate them on their posts and will seek introductory meetings to build effective relationships with these individuals.

Mark Harper MP remains the Secretary of State for Transport.

In related news: 

  • Greg Hands MP has been appointed as the Minister for London, in addition to duties as Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade. 
  • Afzal Khan MP has resigned from his position of Shadow Minister for Exports over Labour’s position on the Israel-Gaza conflict; he is amongst several frontbenchers to resign.

Logistics UK will continue to keep its members updated with the political changes that affect the logistics industry.


Published On: 23/11/2023 16:00:01


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