The minister was spotted on Friday on the 77A from her home in Clapham to Westminster. She used it in opposition and intends to continue doing so.
A spokesman said: "If she needs to go to an important meeting or take ministerial boxes, she will use her car. But she is determined not to be a prisoner or to be cut off from reality."
In her first set-piece speech this week Ms Short will promise an ethics- based international development policy, and give her backing to an international target of reducing world poverty by half by the year 2015.Reuse content