The Government has confirmed that Claire Perry and Robert Goodwill have been reappointed in their roles as Parliamentary Under Sectary of State after the reshuffle.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon and Andrew Jones have also been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State for Transport.

The announcement follows on from the confirmation earlier this week that Patrick McLoughlin will continue as the Sectary of State for Transport.

Robert Halfton has also been appointed as the deputy chairman of the Conservative party. He campaigned against the increasing cost of fuel in the past, while Greg Clarke has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Clarke previously worked as the Minster for Cities and it is expected his experience will aid the government’s plans to devolve regional transport decisions to local councils.

John Hayes, who previously had a national roads, Infrastructure Bill and maritime portfolio, has moved to the Home Office as Minister of State with responsibility for security.

“We welcome the reappointments of Patrick McLoughlin, Robert Goodwill and Claire Perry to their Department for Transport posts,” said BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney. “This rare consistency in the department should improve stability for the fleet industry and means the progress we have made with the government in the past five years will not be lost.

“McLoughlin and Goodwill are road transport experts and we very much look forward to working with them as the government implements its Road Improvement Strategy.”

The BVRLA also welcomed the appointments of Lord Ahmad and Jones, saying it will “bring new thinking to the department”, while it said David Gauke (who was reappointed as Financial Secretary to the Treasury) and Damian Hinds, who was appointed as the new Treasury Minister, would “continue to have a big impact on the Government’s approach to business and vehicle taxation” within their roles at the Treasury.

In its manifesto, the Tories promised they would invest more than £6 billion in the northern road network, and add 1300 extra lane miles to the road network by 2021, while fixing around 18 million potholes as part of a wider £13bn investment in transport in the north.

In the south west, the M5, A30, A303 and A358 will be upgraded to improve connections to the area, while the A11 and A47 will be upgraded in East Anglia to improve transport connections in the region.

The Conservatives have pledged £500 million over the next five years to promote the adoption of zero emission cars and vans, with the goal of having the majority of vehicles on UK roads emitting no exhaust pollution by 2050.

The Conservatives said they would also continue with plans for Crossrail 2 in London and continue with the HS2 and HS3 high speed rail links between London and the north, while electrifying railway lines to the south west and Sheffield as well.