Chris Grayling is the MP for Epsom and Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport. He was previously Leader of the House of Commons, and was Secretary of State for Justice until 2015. He held several positions in the Shadow Cabinet prior to the 2010 General Election.
Chris was educated at The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, followed by Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he read History. After University he joined BBC News in 1985 as a trainee, becoming a producer in 1986. On leaving the BBC in 1992, he ran a number of production companies until becoming a management consultant with Burson Marsteller as their European Marketing Director. Chris was selected to contest the Labour-held marginal seat of Warrington South at the 1997 General Election. He was elected as a councillor in the London Borough of Merton in 1998.
Chris is married to Sue and they have two adult children. He supports Manchester United, and can boast that he once hit a four off the Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee. He has had a number of books published on subjects including life in England after the Great War and Anglo-American relations since 1945.