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Corbyn appoints shadow energy and environment secretaries


Jeremy Corbyn has named his shadow secretaries for energy and environment as the new Labour leader looks to push forward his ambitious energy reform programme.

Corbyn, who was elected Labour leader on Saturday (12 September), has elected Lisa Nandy to head up the shadow Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Kerry McCarthy to lead the shadow Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The announcement follows the stepping down of a number of Labour members – including former Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Caroline Flint – as that they were not willing to serve on the Party’s front bench alongside Corbyn.

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