PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has kept his job as a transport minister in Boris Johnson's reshuffle.

He remains responsible for the rail network.

The 40-year-old has been MP for Pendle since 2010.

He retained the seat in the 2015, 2017, and 2019 general elections.

Mr Stephenson said: "It was a pleasure to be asked by the Prime Minister to carry on as a transport minister in last week’s ministerial reshuffle.

"I remain responsible for major rail projects such as HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the Trans Pennine route upgrade.

"I am also responsible for the skills agenda across the transport sector.

"Whilst my primary focus has and always been representing Pendle, it is a privilege to serve in government helping deliver major infrastructure projects and the governments levelling up agenda.

"Since 2010 over £29 billion has been invested in transport projects across the north of England, but we need to go further and faster if we are to deliver the improved connectivity people want to see."