Labour reshuffle: Ed Miliband handed new Shadow Climate Change and Net Zero Secretary role

Ed Miliband has been handed the newly created role of Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero in Labour’s frontbench team, passing his previous business brief on to Jonathan Reynolds, as the party seeks to laser-in on the government’s post-COP26 green agenda.

Announcing his second major Shadow Cabinet reshuffle since taking over leadership of the Labour Party last year, Sir Keir Starmer yesterday opted to separate shadow ministerial responsibilities for climate and business, both of which Miliband had previously held has Shadow Business Secretary.

It means that, in his new role, there is currently no government Minister or department with responsibilities that directly mirror Miliband’s new brief, although he is likely to work very closely with Reynolds, who was named Labour’s new Shadow Business Secretary last night.

Miliband, who had an instrumental role stewarding the UK’s Climate Change Act into law as Energy and Climate Change Secretary

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