Andrews Jones leaves DfT

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Andrew Jones is expected to take up a new role as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury. JAMES DAY

With the forming of a new Government, there have been some changes at the Department for Transport (DfT).

Chris Grayling remains in the position of Secretary of State for Transport, while John Hayes remains with the department as Minister of State.

Two new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State appointments have been made – Jesse Norman MP (Hereford & South Herefordshire) and Paul Maynard MP (Blackpool North and Cleveleys). The Lords Minister is Lord Callanan.

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP, Andrew Jones, who had served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport with responsibility for buses, has been appointed Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury in the Prime Minister’s reshuffle. While the specifics of Andrew’s new role are still being confirmed it is likely to be concentrating on securing economic growth.

Andrew Jones commented: “It is quite something to be joining Her Majesty’s Treasury. The building has a great feeling of history about it and also of responsibility. Many of the key moments in our country’s history have been played out in the Treasury and it is an honour to have a role there.

“In my work I will keep in mind what I learn week-in and week-out from constituents. It is important that all our decisions are informed by what our constituents tell us as well as what the experts and commentators say.”