Greg Clark appointed business secretary in Theresa May's 'radical' reshuffle

Greg Clark appointed business secretary in Theresa May's 'radical' reshuffle

Posted: Thu 14th Jul 2016

Former communities secretary Greg Clark has been appointed business, energy and industrial strategy secretary by new prime minister Theresa May.

The MP for Tunbridge Wells becomes the boss of a re-jigged business department.

Clark said: "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."

Previously the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the responsibility for apprenticeships has now moved to the education department under Justine Greening, with Liam Fox taking on the new role of international trade secretary.

Ex-business secretary Sajid Javid has been given Clark's old job heading up the communities and local government department.

We are yet to find out whether May has appointed a new small business minister. Anna Soubry, who held the role under David Cameron, has removed the job title from her Twitter account information.

May's new Cabinet has proved controversial with Boris Johnson, who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU, grabbing the headlines as the new foreign secretary. David Davis, another leave campaigner, heads up a new Brexit department.

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