Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

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The Shadow Secretary of State for Transport is a post that has been consistently held by a member of the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet since May 1979. The Shadow Secretary helps hold the Transport Secretary and junior ministers to account and is the lead spokesperson on transport matters for his or her party. Should the relevant party take office, the Shadow Secretary would be a likely candidate to become Transport Secretary.

At various times, the post has been called Shadow Minister for Transport (including from 1979 to 1981), Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport.

Shadow Secretaries[edit]

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
William Rodgers No image.svg 4 May 1979 14 June 1979 Labour James Callaghan
Albert Booth[1][n 1] No image.svg 14 June 1979 31 October 1983 Labour
Michael Foot
John Prescott[2] John Prescott on his last day as Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007.jpg 31 October 1983 26 October 1984 Labour Neil Kinnock
Gwyneth Dunwoody[3] Dunwoody.jpg 26 October 1984 4 November 1985 Labour
Robert Hughes[4] No image.svg 4 November 1985 23 November 1988 Labour
John Prescott John Prescott on his last day as Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007.jpg 23 November 1988 21 October 1993 Labour
John Smith
Frank Dobson[5] Frank Dobson MP, crop.jpg 21 October 1993 20 October 1994 Labour
Margaret Beckett
Michael Meacher[6] Michael Meacher 2005-12-09.jpg 20 October 1994 19 October 1995 Labour Tony Blair
Clare Short[7] Clare Short, Birmingham for Gaza, January 2009 cropped.jpg 19 October 1995 25 July 1996 Labour
Andrew Smith[8][9] Andrew Smith MP 20050127.jpg 25 July 1996 2 May 1997 Labour
Sir George Young[10] George Young Minister.jpg 2 May 1997 June 1997 Conservative John Major

Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Norman Fowler No image.svg June 1997 1 June 1998 Conservative William Hague
Gillian Shepherd[11] No image.svg 1 June 1998 14 June 1999 Conservative
John Redwood[12] John Redwood.jpg 14 June 1999 2 February 2000 Conservative
Archie Norman No image.svg 2 February 2000 18 September 2001 Conservative

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Theresa May[13][14] Theresa May.png 18 September 2001 23 July 2002 Conservative Iain Duncan Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Tim Collins[15] No image.svg 23 July 2002 10 November 2003 Conservative Iain Duncan Smith
Damian Green[n 2] Damian Green, October 2009 cropped.jpg 10 November 2003 8 September 2004 Conservative Michael Howard

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Tim Yeo[17] Tim Yeo MP (15216846249).jpg 8 September 2004 10 May 2005 Conservative Michael Howard

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Alan Duncan[18] Alan Duncan Official.jpg 6 May 2005 8 December 2005 Conservative Michael Howard
Chris Grayling[19] Chris Grayling Official.jpg 8 December 2005 2 July 2007 Conservative David Cameron
Theresa Villiers[20] Theresa Villiers Official.jpg 2 July 2007 11 May 2010 Conservative
Sadiq Khan[21] Sadiq Khan, September 2009 cropped.jpg 14 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour Harriet Harman
Maria Eagle[22] Maria Eagle 2.jpg 8 October 2010 7 October 2013 Labour Ed Miliband
Mary Creagh[23] MaryCreaghMP-withbrooch.jpg 7 October 2013 5 November 2014 Labour
Michael Dugher[24] No image.svg 5 November 2014 13 September 2015 Labour
Harriet Harman
Lillian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour MP.jpg 13 September 2015 26 June 2016 Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Andy McDonald Official portrait of Andy McDonald.jpg 27 June 2016 Incumbent Labour

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Booth was Shadow Minister of Transport until September 1981, when the Minister of Transport became Secretary of State for Transport.
  2. ^ During this period, Michael Howard had a small Shadow Cabinet, with members heading "super" Shadow Departments. The Shadow Transport Secretary was part of the Shadow Environment and Transport team, which was headed by the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport. Theresa May first held thislatter office, and was replaced by Tim Yeo on 14 June 2004.[16] When Damian Green resigned from the frontbench during a reshuffle on 8 September 2004, Yeo took on his responsibilities.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parkhouse, Geoffrey (15 June 1979). "Shore steps up as Owen is demoted". The Glasgow Herald. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Parkhouse, Geoffrey (1 November 1983). "Protest by Nationalists as Dewar takes over". The Glasgow Herald. p. 7. 
  3. ^ Parkhouse, Geoffrey (27 October 1984). "Smith chosen to shadow Tebbit". The Glasgow Herald. p. 1. 
  4. ^ Trotter, Stuart (5 November 1985). "Transport job goes to Hugues". The Glasgow Herald. p. 7. 
  5. ^ Timmins, Nicholas (25 July 1992). "Smith revamps Shadow Cabinet: Nicholas Timmins analyses the Labour line-up and looks at the backgrounds of the newcomers". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Timms, Nicholas (21 October 1994). "Blair uses reshuffle to put own sta on Shadow Cabinet: Brown stays as shadow Chancellor—Cook takes foreign affairs—Straw is shadow Home Secretary—Beckett moves to health". The Independent. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "New s promoted by Blair". The Independent. 22 October 1995. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Opposition Front Bench Spokespersons 1996/97". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 26 October 1996. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Rentoul, John (26 July 1996). "A rare national treasure in peril". The Independent. 
  10. ^ "Opposition Frontbench Spokespersons as at 13 May 1997 (Interim List)". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hague reshuffles shadow cabinet". BBC News. 1 June 1998. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lilley sacked in Hague reshuffle". The Guardian. 15 June 1999. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eurosceptics prosper under Duncan Smith". BBC News. 14 September 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Opposition Front Bench Team as at 16 October 2001". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 20 October 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Tory shadow cabinet". The Telegraph. 23 July 2002. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Howard reshuffles his Tory team". BBC News. 14 June 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Redwood returns to Tory frontline". BBC News. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Howard reshuffles top Tory team". BBC News. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "At-a-glance: New shadow cabinet". BBC News. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "In full: Cameron's shadow cabinet". BBC News. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  21. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: 'Bitter-sweet' promotion for Sadiq Khan MP". Wandsworth Guardian. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  22. ^ Prince, Rosa (8 October 2010). "Ed Miliband unveils shocks in shadow cabinet selections". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  23. ^ Owen, Paul (7 October 2013). "Coalition government and Labour reshuffle". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Labour reshuffle: Dugher and Powell promoted by Ed Miliband". BBC News. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.