New buses minister meets CPT’s Graham Vidler
Guy Opperman MP has been appointed to the DfT in the government’s latest shuffle, replacing Richard Holden MP as minister with responsibility for buses.
Guy was previously Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions between 13 November 2023 and 27 October 2022, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the same department between 14 June 2017 and 8 September 2022.
As well as buses, his new portfolio includes active travel (cycling and walking), taxis, light rail, roads maintenance and infrastructure delivery (including National Highways), motoring agencies (DVLA, DVSA, VCA), accessibility, women’s safety and haulage.
On his first day in the post, the Minister (pictured, far right) visited Metrobus in Crawley on a site visit. CPT’s Chief Executive, Graham Vidler, was there to welcome him into the role.
Guy was educated at Harrow School, and went on to read law at the University of Buckingham. He also gained a first class diploma from the University of Lille.
In his personal life, Guy is an amateur jockey and rode his first win in 1985.