Patrick McLoughlin stays on as Transport Secretary

May 13 2015  

Patrick McLoughlin stays on as Transport Secretary
Reappointment of Patrick McLoughlin as Secretary of State for Transport under the new Conservative Government has been praised.
 
Mr McLoughlin (pictured) has held the role since September 2012. CIHT said it welcomes the continuity that his on going role promises to the sector.
 
Association for Consultancy & Engineering chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin also welcomed Mr McLoughlin's reappointment. “There are hugely important projects coming through the pipeline now such as High Speed 2 and massive road investment that will require his steady hands if final delivery is to be achieved,” he said.
 
But the Campaign for Better Transport has warned that Mr McLoughlin now has serious work to do. Chief executive Stephen Joseph said: “The Transport Secretary faces a range of challenges to get this country moving and craft a transport system which is sustainable, efficient and fair.”
 
British Chambers of Commerce director general John Longworth added: “From a business perspective the two biggest priorities for Patrick McLoughlin should be swiftly implementing the recommendations of the Davies Commission and delivering HS2, so its impact can be felt on the ground as quickly as possible.”
 
Joining Mr McLoughlin at the Department for Transport is Andrew Jones, who has been named a Transport Minister. Robert Goodwill and Claire Perry retain their roles in the department and Conservative peer Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has also joined the ministerial transport team. Former Transport Minister John Hayes has moved on to take up a position at the Home Office.
 
(Photo: Department for Transport)

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