Minister behind drink boating legislation replaced in reshuffle

Stephen Ladyman MP, the minister behind the push for drink boating legislation, has been forced out of the Department for Transport (DfT) in the reshuffle in Government posts following Gordon Brown’s appointment as prime minister.

Ladyman had held the post of transport minister since 2005.

In his place steps Rosie Winterton MP, who was previously minister of state at the Department for Health. She has also worked at the Lord Chancellor’s department, and spent several years working with former deputy prime minister John Prescott.

Just how this new appointment affects the DfT’s plan for the introduction of drink boating legislation remains to be seen, although it is unlikely Winterton will wind back plans for drink boating limits.

Photo: Rosie Winterton MP