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« on: July 26, 2019, 09:51:52 am »

2nd in command, I believe, to Grant Shapps

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New appointments so far include:

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Chris Heaton Harris - transport minister

One or two more expected - no news of whether Andrew Jones and / or Nusrat Ghani stays or moves, nor news of portfolios within the department.

Wikipedia on Heaton-Harris

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He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Daventry in May 2010 and was previously a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands from 1999 to 2009. On 9 July 2018 he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union, before resigning on 3 April 2019.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 11:00:46 am »

Anti-HS2 is Chris Heaton-Harris.

Of course, HS2 might not be in his portfolio. It currently resides with Nus Ghani.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 11:17:14 am »

Interestingly, his appointment does mean that Boris has sacked at least one Minister, but which one isn't yet clear.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 11:20:00 am »

Interestingly, his appointment oes mean that Boris has saked at least one Minister, but which one isn't yet clear.

Or moved one, or added to the team size??
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 11:22:48 am »

Yes, moved also, fair comment.

Unlikely to have added one though, what portfolio wuld they have? aren't all bases covered? There's a max number of paid members within Government too.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 11:24:25 am »

Yes, moved also, fair comment.

Unlikely to have added one though, what portfolio wuld they have? aren't all bases covered? There's a max number of paid members within Government too.

DfT website now says

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Previous holders of this role
Michael Ellis MP
2019 to 2019

... let's see if he pops up elsewhere ...
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 12:57:26 pm »

Yes, moved also, fair comment.

Unlikely to have added one though, what portfolio wuld they have? aren't all bases covered? There's a max number of paid members within Government too.

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Previous holders of this role
Michael Ellis MP
2019 to 2019

... let's see if he pops up elsewhere ...

.... brother by any chance ? ....
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 01:34:51 pm »

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Series 4, Episode 2 tells you all you need to know...
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 04:47:38 pm »

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Series 4, Episode 2 tells you all you need to know...

But has he got the legs?  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 06:01:50 pm »

Junior Ministers:

George Freeman (Mid-Norfolk MP) in.

Andrew Jones gone but replacement not yet known. (local Harrogate newspaper).

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 06:31:30 pm »

At times like these, I can't help wondering if some sort of continuity might be helpful in achieving something - or does the DfT work in true "Yes Minister" style, with the civil servants driving where they wish to go, and the ministers projecting the civil service policy with the political slant that's been explained to them by their team.

However it works, at 2 months and 1 day, was Michael Ellis the shortest political appointment at the DfT of all time?
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 07:38:20 pm »

And Michael Ellis almost single handedly took on Transport Questions last Thursday. His style and wordy verbosity reminded of a predecessor (Sir) John Hayes who was in the Dft twice as was the now departed Andrew Jones. I see Paul Maynard is back for his second stint at Transport, but remains a lowly Parliamentary under secretary.
The top three in the Dft have all changed, but I think it may well become something of a becalmed backwater in the top echelons of goverment
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 09:24:34 pm »


I see Paul Maynard is back for his second stint at Transport, but remains a lowly Parliamentary under secretary.


As he is MP for Blackpool North, lets hope that he is sufficiently impressed by those Pendolinos and 319's now serving his manor that he encourages the spread of the wires.

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2019, 01:44:20 pm »

Junior Ministers:

George Freeman (Mid-Norfolk MP) in.

Andrew Jones gone but replacement not yet known. (local Harrogate newspaper).

It's the afore-mentioned Paul Maynard....
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2019, 12:54:42 pm »


The exact titles of the six ministers are given with images at the bottom of page of the link below. It also gives the top Civil Service managers, who decide the size of the flip down tables at your IET seat etc...

Maynard has the rail brief.

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https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport
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