Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has been appointed Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and her portfolio will include Construction, she replaces Kwasi Kwarteng MP who was standing in for Nadhim Zahawi MP (who is currently overseeing England’s vaccine roll-out). Kwasi Kwarteng MP has moved to replace Alok Sharma MP as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who has in turn moved on to the role of President of for COP 26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November).
Anne-Marie Trevelyan is MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, having held the seat since 2015, and take responsibility for construction, but also has the wider remit for delivering the Government’s planned “green industrial revolution” – a plan to create and sustain 250,000 jobs in industries such as offshore wind farms, electric vehicles and public transport.
She is a chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie, during the 2015 Parliament, she sat on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee where she focussed on ensuring taxpayers’ money is spent well in ways which are accountable to the public. In 2019, Anne-Marie was appointed Minister for Defence Procurement, and later Minister of State for the Armed Forces.
Until September 2020, Anne-Marie was Secretary of State for International Development, tasked with overseeing the UK’s contribution to international aid and development delivers the best results, transforming the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, while promoting Britain’s economic and security interests. In November 2020 the Prime Minister appointed Anne-Marie the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency. Her role is to engage the governments of the countries most affected by climate change and drive support from the international community and private sector.
Her other areas of interest and topics of campaigns include rural broadband, dualling the A1, continuing to bring investment to north Northumberland, and the armed forces covenant.