Grant Shapps

Grant Shapps retains Transport Secretary position in PM cabinet change-up

Grant Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has expressed his delight to be reappointed during Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle on September 15.

First appointed to the role in July 2019, Shapps has been in charge of pandemic travel restrictions, and is due to give an update on red, amber and green list restrictions later today.

Elsewhere, Gavin Williamson was fired as education secretary following his handling of the exams fiasco during the coronavirus crisis, while Robert Buckland lost his job as justice secretary.

Mr Buckland was replaced by Dominic Raab, who was demoted from foreign secretary following widespread criticism of his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, during which he was on holiday in Crete while Kabul was falling to the Taliban.

Advert

Liz Truss succeeded him as Foreign Secretary, meaning two of the four great offices of state are currently held by women, with Priti Patel remaining Home Secretary.

Oliver Dowden was replaced as Culture Secretary by Nadine Dorries, and he instead was made Tory party co-chairman before quickly readying Conservative staff for the next general election which could be in 20 months’ time. Michael Gove succeeded a sacked Robert Jenrick as Housing Secretary

Advert

Railway Reads

From the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.

Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-up

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...


You can unsubscribe at any time.


About the Author

Sam Hewitt

Let off some steam...