Jesse Norman promoted – but retains road safety portfolio

13.06 | 14 November 2018 |

Jesse Norman has confirmed that he will retain the road safety portfolio, following his promotion to minister of state at the DfT.

Mr Norman’s promotion was announced on 12 November following the departure from the DfT of Jo Johnson, who resigned last week over Brexit.

Mr Norman joined the DfT following the General Election in June 2017, to take over a portfolio a portfolio which included road safety and cycling and walking policy.

In January 2018, he also assumed responsibility for electric and autonomous vehicles, as well as Highways England, as a result of a cabinet reshuffle.

Referring to his recent promotion, Mr Norman wrote on Twitter: “Very honoured and delighted to have appointed Minister of State at @transportgovuk. My portfolio remains as is, with additions.”

Mr Norman’s promotion has paved the way for Andrew Jones to return to the DfT, taking over the role of parliamentary under secretary of state – a position he previously held between May 2015 and June 2017.

Mr Jones, who during his earlier tenure was responsible for road safety, is this time expected to assume responsibility for rail.



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