Secretary of State for Transport

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United Kingdom
Secretary of State for Transport
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Incumbent
Grant Shapps

since 24 July 2019
Department for Transport
StyleThe Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Transport Secretary
AppointerElizabeth II
Inaugural holderEric Geddes
Formation19 May 1919
Websitewww.gov.uk

The Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. The role has had a high turnover as new appointments are blamed for the failures of decades of their predecessors. The office used to be called the Minister of Transport, and has been merged with the Department for the Environment at various times.