Theresa May reveals new industry and energy minister

Theresa May reveals new industry and energy minister

Jesse Norman has been appointed minister for industry and energy by new Prime Minister Theresa May.

The MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire was the former chairman of the culture, media and sport committee. 

Mr Norman tweeted his reaction to the news stating: “Very sad to be leaving the CMS Committee, but honoured and delighted that I have been appointed as a minister at the new DBEIS.”

The full list of ministerial responsibilities in the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has been confirmed, with Greg Clark appointed as secretary of state for business and energy. 

“I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department charged with delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy, leading government’s relationship with business, furthering our world-class science base, delivering affordable, clean energy and tackling climate change.

“I’m supported by a great ministerial team and we will work tirelessly to deliver on all of these areas, which are vital for the future success of our country.”

The department will be responsible for developing industrial strategy, securing clean and affordable energy supplies, tacking climate change, ensuring the UK leads in innovation and promoting competitive markets. 

This is the latest in a number of new appointments by Theresa May who also replaced the housing minister after highlighting the need to reduce the housing deficit. 

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