Mr Kwarteng named Business Secretary & other changes: The Prime Minister has selected Alok Sharma as full-time President of the UN COP26 climate conference which will be held in Glasgow this November, along with Kwasi Kwarteng named as Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan will become Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, progressing climate & energy policy, containing achieving strategy in the Prime Minister’s ten-point plan.
Alok Sharma wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to take on the COP26 presidency full time at a critical moment in the UK’s leadership on tackling climate change. This is the biggest challenge of our time and we need to work together to deliver a cleaner, greener world.”
He went on to add: “Through the UK’s Presidency of COP26 we have a unique opportunity, working with friends and partners around the world, to deliver on this goal.”
Several minutes later he thanked BEIS group for their hard work throughout the last year during unprecedented times.
The new Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng wrote: “Thrilled to have been appointed Business Secretary.
“Our businesses are facing extremely challenging circumstances, with my dedicated colleagues I will do all I can to see them through this period and help them build back better.”
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the new Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, wrote: “So thrilled to be taking on UK energy portfolio at BEIS and my COP26 Adaptation and Resilience role. The PM’s 10-point plan will revolutionise our homes, travel, businesses and jobs across the UK.”
Mr Kwarteng named Business Secretary & other changes