Ministerial ‘ins and outs’ at the DfT

12.00 | 9 October 2013 |

The ministerial reshuffle earlier this week resulted in two notable departures and two new arrivals at the DfT.

Norman Baker (pictured), formerly transport minister, has moved out of the DfT to a new post at the Home Office. The other parliamentary secretary of state, Conservative MP Simon Burns, has resigned to contest the vacant position of deputy speaker of the House of Commons.

The new Liberal Democrat minister at the DfT is Baroness Kramer, who was MP for Richmond Park from 2005 to 2010. It is unclear at the moment whether Baroness Kramer will take on Mr Baker’s full portfolio, which included responsibility for cycling.

Robert Goodwill, Conservative MP for Scarborough & Whitby, has also joined the DfT as parliamentary under secretary of state.

In the Labour Party reshuffle, Maria Eagle has moved from the post of shadow secretary of state for transport and is replaced by Mary Creagh MP for Wakefield.


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