Rishi Sunak promotes trusted MP Greg Hands to be Tory chairman in Cabinet reshuffle | The Sun

RISHI Sunak promoted trusted MP Greg Hands to be Tory chairman in a Cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

The PM also carved up the business brief into three parts, creating a Net Zero department.


His decision alarmed sceptical Tories worried that plans to decarbonise the economy by 2050 would hit the poorest hardest.

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay said the aim was too costly, impractical and challenging “for the way we all live”.

Ex-Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Grant Shapps takes on the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero role.

He said: “My focus will be securing our long-term energy supply, bringing down bills and thereby helping to halve inflation.”

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The rest of his old brief went to Kemi Badenoch, who is promoted to Business and Trade Secretary, and Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan who heads the new Department of Science, Innovation and Technology Cabinet newbie Lucy Frazer was handed the remaining parts of the Culture, Media and Sport brief.

Meanwhile, Mr Hands, who takes over from sacked Nadhim Zahawi, will be helped by Lee Anderson, a favourite with many Red Wall Tories.

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