Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

The Shadow Secretary of State for Transport is a political post in the United Kingdom. It 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

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
William Rodgers Official portrait of Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank crop 2.jpg 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] Official portrait of Lord Hughes of Woodside crop 2.jpg 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] Official portrait of Lord Young of Cookham crop 2.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 Official portrait of Lord Fowler crop 2.jpg June 1997 1 June 1998 Conservative William Hague
Gillian Shepherd[11] Official portrait of Baroness Shephard of Northwold crop 2.jpg 1 June 1998 14 June 1999 Conservative
John Redwood[12] Official portrait of John Redwood crop 2.jpg 14 June 1999 2 February 2000 Conservative
Archie Norman Archie Norman.jpg 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 in Tallin crop.jpg 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] Official portrait of Damian Green crop 2.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] Official portrait of Sir Alan Duncan crop 2.jpg 6 May 2005 8 December 2005 Conservative Michael Howard
Chris Grayling[19] Official portrait of Chris Grayling crop 2.jpg 8 December 2005 2 July 2007 Conservative David Cameron
Theresa Villiers[20] Official portrait of Theresa Villiers crop 2.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] Official portrait of Maria Eagle crop 2.jpg 8 October 2010 7 October 2013 Labour Ed Miliband
Mary Creagh[23] Official portrait of Mary Creagh crop 2.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 Official portrait of Lilian Greenwood crop 2.jpg 13 September 2015 26 June 2016 Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Andy McDonald Official portrait of Andy McDonald MP crop 2.jpg 27 June 2016 6 April 2020 Labour
Jim McMahon Official portrait of Jim McMahon crop 2.jpg 6 April 2020 Incumbent Labour Keir Starmer

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