Britain names Claire Coutinho as minister for energy security and net zero

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government on Thursday named Claire Coutinho as Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, replacing Grant Shapps who was named defence minister.

Coutinho, who has been a member of parliament since 2019, was previously a junior minister in the education department, responsible for children, families and wellbeing.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)