Full Name

Grant Shapps

Secretary of State for Transport
United Kingdom

The Rt Hon Grant Shapps was appointed Secretary of State for Transport on 24 July 2019. He was Minister of State at Department for International Development from 11 May 2015 until 28 November 2015. He is a member of the Conservative Party and represents his constituency of Welwyn Hatfield.

Grant was appointed Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2005, before being made Shadow Housing Minister in June 2007. Following the 2010 election, he served as Minister of State for Housing and Local Government in the Department for Communities and Local Government. Grant was appointed to the Privy Council in June 2010. In September 2012 he was appointed as co-chairman to the Conservative Party. At the same time, he held the position of Minister without Portfolio at the Cabinet Office.

Outside politics, in 1990 Grant founded PrintHouse Corporation, a design, print, website creation and marketing business in London. Grant studied at Cassio College, Watford before graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a business and finance diploma. He is married with three children.

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