UK Government defends Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip away from home | Coronavirus

Dominic Cummings had to travel to Durham because that’s where his family was, Grant Shapps says. He needed that support network in order for people to drop shopping off for him. Dr Jenny Harries appeared to go against the Government line that Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham was within the guidance. She said: “The scientific … Read more UK Government defends Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip away from home | Coronavirus

Transport secretary’s flustered answers on Cummings’s travel while infected with Covid-19

UK Transport secretary Grant Shapps appeared visibly flustered when answering journalists’ questions on government aid Dominic Cummings’ lockdown breach in March. Pressure has been mounting for the prime minister’s top adviser to resign or be fired after reports he breached lockdown rules to travel to a family home while sick with Covid-19 Dominic Cummings, coronavirus … Read more Transport secretary’s flustered answers on Cummings’s travel while infected with Covid-19

UK Government coronavirus update: Almost £300m to help public transport return

Transport Minister Grant Shapps leads the UK Government’s daily coronavirus press conference. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Mr Shapps is joined by Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Jenny Harries. ——- Watch more of our explainer series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXjqQf1xYLQ6bu-iixvoFTVsiXQVlVniX Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/Channel4News

Coronavirus: Transport secretary Grant Shapps holds daily UK press briefing – watch live

Government officials hold a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus outbreak in the UK Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport … Read more Coronavirus: Transport secretary Grant Shapps holds daily UK press briefing – watch live

Watch again: Grant Shapps holds daily Covid-19 press conference as PM’s aide faces calls to resign

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Jenny Harries delivered Saturday’s Downing Street briefing at 4pm. Mr Shapps unveiled new funding for roads, railways, buses and trams to improve public safety and protect services. The Transport Secretary was also be quizzed by journalists over the Prime Minister’s chief aide … Read more Watch again: Grant Shapps holds daily Covid-19 press conference as PM’s aide faces calls to resign

Live: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps leads UK government’s daily coronavirus briefing | ITV News

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Coronavirus briefing: £283m funding will be used to ‘keep bus and rail passengers safe’

In the daily government briefing, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP outlined plans to resume regular transport services.  He also announced that  a total of 36,675 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, up by 282 fatalities since yesterday across all settings. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Coronavirus briefing: £283m funding will be used to ‘keep bus and rail passengers safe’

Watch again: Rishi Sunak, Grant Shapps and Matt Hancock update MPs in Parliament | Coronavirus

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is in the Commons questions amid increasingly dire warnings about the state of the UK economy. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps follows the Chancellor and Health Secretary Matt Hancock provides an update on test, track and trace. Get the latest updates here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-uk-vaccine-lockdown-update-cases-deaths-schools/?WT.mc_id=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo&utm_source=tmgoff&utm_medium=tmg_youtube&utm_content=offsite_televideo&utm_campaign=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s … Read more Watch again: Rishi Sunak, Grant Shapps and Matt Hancock update MPs in Parliament | Coronavirus

Daily government update: Shapps announces a £1.7 billion fund to improve transport infrastructure

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urges people to avoid public transport as he announces a £1.7 billion fund to improve transport infrastructure. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) He is also joined by Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. ———————– Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News

Live: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gives UK government’s daily coronavirus update | ITV News

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Watch again: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps delivers daily coronavirus update

The daily coronavirus update comes after a new antibody test was hailed as a “game-changer” by Boris Johnson will be rolled out for frontline NHS and social care staff “as quickly” as possible Get the latest updates here; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-testing-boris-johnson-care-homes-cases-deaths/?WT.mc_id=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo_14Maybungee&utm_source=tmgoff&utm_medium=tmg_youtube&utm_content=offsite_televideo&utm_campaign=tmg_youtube_offsite_televideo-youtubevideo_14Maybungee Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news … Read more Watch again: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps delivers daily coronavirus update

In full: UK Transport commuters urged to make face cover and to carry hand sanitiser

Sky News in the UK is reporting that transport commuters have been urged to carry hand sanitizer, wear face masks, and face away from each other. Passengers are being told to face away from each other and wear face coverings when using public transport. Grant Shapps updated MPs as new guidance was published on how … Read more In full: UK Transport commuters urged to make face cover and to carry hand sanitiser

Govt will apply “extreme caution” to easing lockdown – BBC News

The government has said it will exercise “extreme caution” over lifting the lockdown. Ministers stress it will be a gradual process, not a single leap to freedom. It comes as the Prime Minister prepares to address the nation, to set out the next phase in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile major airlines have called for … Read more Govt will apply “extreme caution” to easing lockdown – BBC News

Coronavirus: Government announces £2bn scheme to boost cycling | ITV News

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £2bn package to help increase cycling and walking capacity across the UK, as commuters face new challenges of getting to work during the coronavirus crisis. The programme will be published in early June with the aim of doubling cycling and increasing walking to work by 2025. • Subscribe … Read more Coronavirus: Government announces £2bn scheme to boost cycling | ITV News

Grant Shapps Brief Biography

  • Born: 14 September 1968, Croxley Green, UK
  • Full name: Grant David Shapps
  • Spouse: Belinda Shapps (m. 1997)
  • Previous office: Minister of State, Department for International Development (2015–2015)
  • Office: Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom since 2019
  • Education: Watford Boys Grammar School, Manchester Metropolitan University

Scandal has blighted Grant Shapps’ career in politics, yet he has found himself close to Government.

Shapps was named in a cash scandal by The Guardian in 2008.

He was found to be operating a business under a pseudonym (moonlighting) while serving as an MP in 2012.

He also resigned as Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2014 for his part in a bullying and electoral fraud issues surrounding the RoadTrip2015 fiasco.