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Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis, Secretary of State for Transport

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The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis has been appointed as the Secretary of State for Transport.

This follows his tenures as Minister of State for Transport and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (PUSS) for Schools and Learners at the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Prior to this he worked as adviser to the previous Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on education and public services and as Head of the No 10 Policy Unit, joining in 1998 after a career as an academic and journalist.

Between 1988 and 1998 he was successively Fellow (in history and politics) of Nuffield College, Oxford; education correspondent and then Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times; and political columnist and leader writer at the Observer.

Andrew is author or co-author of six books – including studies of the English class system; the rise and fall of the poll tax; and the Victorian House of Lords - and had a collection of essays on Roy Jenkins published last year. He was educated at Kingham Hill school and at Keble and Nuffield Colleges, Oxford. He is married with a son and daughter.



  • Delivery of Government's transport commitments
  • Long-term transport strategy, including high speed rail and carbon
  • Security

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