Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

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The Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change was a post in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet. The Shadow Secretary helped hold the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and junior ministers to account and is the lead spokesperson on energy and climate change issues for his or her party. Should the relevant party take office, the Shadow Secretary would be a likely candidate to become Energy Secretary.

Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (United Kingdom) Opposition cabinet of the United Kingdom

The Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is, in British parliamentary practice, senior members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding Government ministers, develop alternative policies, and hold the Government to account for its actions and responses. Since May 2010, the Labour Party has been Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and its leadership therefore forms the current Shadow Cabinet.

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change United Kingdom government cabinet minister

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change was a British government cabinet position from 2008 to 2016. The Department of Energy and Climate Change was created on 3 October 2008 when former Prime Minister Gordon Brown reshuffled his Cabinet.

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A previous Official Opposition post of Shadow Secretary of State for Energy existed until the Department of Energy was merged into the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 1992. In 2008, the Department for Energy and Climate Change was split from the DTI's successor department, effectively reviving the former department and the need for an Opposition shadow.

The Department of Energy (DoE) was a department of the United Kingdom Government. The Department was established in January 1974, when the responsibility for energy production was transferred away from the Department of Trade and Industry in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis and with the importance of North Sea oil increasing.

Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom) 1970-2007 department of the United Kingdom government

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was a United Kingdom government department formed on 19 October 1970. It was replaced with the creation of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on 28 June 2007.

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was a United Kingdom government department. The department was created on 28 June 2007 on the disbanding of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and was itself disbanded on 6 June 2009 on the creation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister in July 2016, the department was disbanded and merged with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with the consequent ending of this shadow post.

Theresa May Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Theresa Mary May is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2016. She was Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 until 2019. May was first elected to be the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead in 1997. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a one-nation conservative.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Defunct ministerial department of the government of the United Kingdom

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) was a ministerial department of the United Kingdom Government created on 5 June 2009 by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). It was disbanded on the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 14 July 2016.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Ministerial department of the government of the United Kingdom

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a department of the government of the United Kingdom, which was created by Theresa May on 14 July 2016 following her appointment as Prime Minister, through a merger between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy (1974–1992)

NameTook officeLeft officePolitical partyLeader of the Opposition
Patrick Jenkin 18 February 197515 January 1976Conservative Margaret Thatcher
John Biffen 15 January 197619 November 1976Conservative
Tom King Official portrait of Lord King of Bridgwater crop 2.jpg 19 November 19764 May 1979Conservative
Tony Benn 11.12.67 Presentation officielle du Concorde (1967) - 53Fi1748 (Tony Benn).jpg 4 May 197914 July 1979Labour James Callaghan
David Owen David Owen-1.jpg 14 July 19794 November 1980Labour
Merlyn Rees 4 November 198024 November 1982Labour Michael Foot
John Smith 24 November 19822 October 1983Labour
Stanley Orme 2 October 198313 July 1987Labour Neil Kinnock
John Prescott John Prescott on his last day as Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007.jpg 13 July 198723 November 1988Labour
Tony Blair WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2009 - Tony Blair.jpg 23 November 19882 November 1989Labour
Frank Dobson Frank Dobson MP, crop.jpg 2 November 198918 July 1992Labour

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (2008–2016)

NameTook officeLeft officePolitical partyLeader of the Opposition
Greg Clark Official portrait of Greg Clark crop 2.jpg 6 October 200811 May 2010Conservative David Cameron
Ed Miliband Official portrait of Edward Miliband crop 2 retouch.jpg 11 May 20108 October 2010Labour Harriet Harman
Meg Hillier Official portrait of Meg Hillier crop 2.jpg 8 October 20107 October 2011Labour Ed Miliband
Caroline Flint Official portrait of Caroline Flint crop 2.jpg 7 October 201114 September 2015Labour
Harriet Harman
Lisa Nandy Official portrait of Lisa Nandy crop 2.jpg 14 September 201527 June 2016Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Barry Gardiner Official portrait of Barry Gardiner crop 2.jpg 27 June 20168 October 2016Labour

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