Louise Haigh appointed as new Transport Secretary


Louise Haigh has been appointed as the new Transport Secretary under Kier Starmer's Labour government.

The MP for Sheffield Heeley has held the shadow transport brief since 2021. She has prioritised ensuring public transport is affordable, accessible and reliable. At last year’s Labour Party Conference Louise announced Labour’s commitment to bring railways into public ownership and to allow local areas to establish their own municipal bus companies.

Before the transport brief, she was shadow Northern Ireland secretary and also a shadow policing minister, drawing on her experience as a former Special Constable.