Greg Barker steps down as Energy Minister
Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker MP, has resigned from his post while energy minister Michael Fallon has been moved on to head up the ministry of defence, and environment secretary Owen Paterson has been sacked. The moves come as part of a major reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday morning.
Greg Barker has quit his position as Energy Minister as the Prime Minister completes the reshuffle of his Government Cabinet, which includes the sacking of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Mr Barker is understood to have informed PM David Cameron of his surprise decision to resign over the weekend. He will also stand down as an MP at next year’s general election.