Morton steps in as Heaton-Harris leaves transport

Wendy Morton MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT), taking up a ministerial vacancy left by Chris Heaton-Harris.

The former transport minister had responsibility for rail among other briefs and is moving to the Foreign Office to become Minister of State for Europe under Liz Truss' team.

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He has switched over with Ms Morton, who was previously minister for Europe and Americas at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

She was also was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice from 26 July 2019 to 13 February 2020 and Assistant Government Whip from 9 January 2018 to 26 July 2019.

First elected as Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills in May 2015, she was a member of the International Development Committee from 2015 until 2018.

Her ministerial duties at the DfT have yet to be confirmed.

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