Jesse appointed Minister of State at Department for Transport

Local MP Jesse Norman has been promoted to Minister of State at the Department of Transport.

Jesse was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department, but has been promoted following the departure of Jo Johnson.

The final details of the portfolio have yet to be published, but will largely remain the same with some additions.

Commenting, Jesse said:

“I am delighted to have been asked by the Prime Minister to take on more responsibilities within the Department. I have hugely enjoyed my time there over the last eighteen months and am excited to continue.

“The Government has made huge progress investing in road infrastructure already, as well as new cycleways across the country and local plans to tackle air pollution.

“Ministers are very properly under a duty to be completely impartial in their actions, and I will continue to be. But I will also be working very vigorously to make sure that rural voices, such as those of my constituents in Herefordshire, are heard.”