Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond loses transport minister job in Government reshuffle
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.