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Michael Ellis replaces Jesse Norman at DfT

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis has been appointed as a transport minister at the Department for Transport (DfT), replacing Jess Norman who moves to the Treasury.

Ellis was previously parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from January 2018 to May 2019.

Prior to that, he was deputy leader of the House of Commons from July 2016 to January 2018.

He was elected Conservative MP for Northampton North in May 2010.

As transport minister, Ellis will be responsible for cycling and walking policy, electric and autonomous vehicles, the future of mobility, Highways England and strategic roads, international vehicle standards, light rail, local roads policy and funding, the major roads network, motoring agencies, road freight, road safety, traffic and transport and the environment.

 



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