Andrea Leadsom
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Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, who has served as MP for South Northamptonshire, will take over the country’s energy leadership from Greg Clark, as Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Andrea Leadsom tweeted that she is “delighted and honoured” to take on the role.

Her role as head of BEIS will include serving the UK’s interests in energy, business, science and innovation.

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Andrea Leadsom has previously served a leader of the House of Commons, as Energy and Climate Change Minister from May 2015 to July 2016 and as Environment Secretary from July 2016 to June 2017.

“It’s a great honour to be appointed as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, supporting UK businesses as we make our way in the world once we’ve left the European Union and of course also tackling the vital issue of global climate change and I really look forward to getting stuck into the work.” Ms Leadsom said.

Current Energy Minister Claire Perry has been appointed as president of COP26, the 2020 UN climate summit to be held in the UK.

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