Goodwill takes on roads role at DfT, as focus on rail grows

Department for Transport: all change, please

Roads minister Stephen Hammond  has been replaced by Robert Goodwill at the DfT, as part of a series of changes that appear to increase ministers’ focus on rail services. Goodwill, previously a Conservative party whip is MP for Scarborough and Whitby, and was a farmer before starting his political career in Europe and then joining the UK parliament in 2005. He takes on Hammond’s role – officially as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport – with responsibilities including freight, […]