Secretary of State for Transport

The secretary of state for transport, also referred to as the transport secretary, is a secretary of state in the Government of the United Kingdom, with overall responsibility for the policies of the Department for Transport.[1] The incumbent is a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, 16th in the ministerial ranking.[2]

Secretary of State
for Transport
Incumbent
Grant Shapps

since 24 July 2019
Department for Transport
StyleTransport Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusSecretary of state
Minister of the Crown
AppointerThe Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Formation19 May 1919
First holderEric Campbell Geddes
Websitewww.dft.gov.uk

The office holder works alongside the other transport ministers. The corresponding shadow minister is the shadow secretary of state for transport.

The incumbent is Grant Shapps, following his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019.