The Prime Minister yesterday (12th January) approved the appointment of Aidan Burley MP as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport.
Becoming a PPS has traditionally been seen as the first rung on the Ministerial ladder, and comes with it the need to follow the Ministerial Code and the ability to work with the Minister in their Department.
It is unusual for a new MP to become a PPS within a few months of taking office, and Aidan is the only member of the 2010 intake to have been made a PPS to a Minister of Cabinet rank – making him the only member of the new intake to be working closely with a Secretary of State.
Aiden said, “I’m delighted to have been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport, and to be able to work closely within the department that has responsibility for our transport system. My constituency of Cannock Chase is at heart of country and therefore its road network, including the M6, Spaghetti Junction and the M6 Toll.”
“Cannock Chase is an important manufacturing area with a large number of small and medium size businesses. These businesses need an efficient transport network in order to survive and prosper.
“I am greatly looking forward to seeing how the Department of Transport works close at hand. It is also great to be working with Philip Hammond, who has already gained a reputation as a highly competent and well regarded Secretary of State – and who gave me my first job in politics, as a researcher back in 2002.”
Member since: 10th July 2012
I am Steve Mallows, the owner of thebestofcannock.I have lived in Cannock since moving down from Yorkshire aged 5 years.I am passionate about the Cannock area and helping local businesses. I have a keen...