Labour Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has today (27 June) led a string of shadow ministers to resign from the Party’s cabinet in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). Nandy, who is reportedly being considered as a potential frontrunner for leadership, was elected as Shadow Energy Secretary in September 2015 following Corbyn’s surprise ascension as party leader. During her brief spell in the role, she warned that businesses were being ‘ripped off’ by the Conservative Party’s plans to support the Hinkley nuclear plant while cutting subsidies for the cheapest renewable technology, onshore wind. She also pledged to ‘democratise’ the energy system by boosting community-owned renewables across the country. The statement continued: “The lack of confidence in the leadership goes beyond the small group of MPs who have consistently opposed Jeremy since his election. It has become clear that he is unable to form a broad, inclusive Shadow Cabinet that draws on the best of our movement’s left and right traditions.
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