Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond loses transport minister job in Government reshuffle

Sacked: MP Stephen Hammond loses his job as transport minister in cabinet re-shuffle

Sacked: MP Stephen Hammond loses his job as transport minister in cabinet re-shuffle

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Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond has lost his job as a transport minister in a dramatic cabinet and government reshuffle by David Camerton last night.

Mr Hammond lost his position as Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Transport in a round of firing which has also seen the departure of environment secretary Owen Paterson and Attorney General Dominic Grieve.

Downing Street has yet to announce who will replace Mr Hammond, but is expected to welcome a round of fresh faces to Cabinet today, including a number of women.

Mr Hammond was shadow minister for transport during the last Labour government and, after initially missing out on a place in the Government when the coalition formed a government in 2010, became a minister in 2012.

The MP, who has represented Wimbledon since 2005, has been working on delivering Crossrail 2, a plan to create a second pan-London rail network connecting Wimbledon to central London.

He has also been responsible for rail fares, rail franchising, roads and maritime issues.

He was not available for comment this morning.

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10:38am Tue 15 Jul 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

"He was not available for comment this morning." That does not surprise me. He always seemed to be "unavailable" when it mattered. Remember the stories about St Helier Hospital. Still, as the old saying goes, he will now be able to spend more time with his family, but not his constituents, of course.
"He was not available for comment this morning." That does not surprise me. He always seemed to be "unavailable" when it mattered. Remember the stories about St Helier Hospital. Still, as the old saying goes, he will now be able to spend more time with his family, but not his constituents, of course. Hove Ex-Pat
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11:50am Tue 15 Jul 14

notrem says...

Comments are like everything else, it is the quality and not quantity that matters. A good deal of air of high temperature from Stephen Alambritis will not save St Helier Hospital.
Comments are like everything else, it is the quality and not quantity that matters. A good deal of air of high temperature from Stephen Alambritis will not save St Helier Hospital. notrem
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9:24pm Tue 15 Jul 14

vacillation says...

What an opportunity for Mr Hammond; to use the time now made available to connect and communicate with his constituents, to use his Twitter account to let people know his ideas, intentions and involvement – rather than just what he has been prompted to say by others.
To spend more than a three hour surgery every fortnight in his Wimbledon office.
So much time, so much do.
What an opportunity for Mr Hammond; to use the time now made available to connect and communicate with his constituents, to use his Twitter account to let people know his ideas, intentions and involvement – rather than just what he has been prompted to say by others. To spend more than a three hour surgery every fortnight in his Wimbledon office. So much time, so much [he could] do. vacillation
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