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Thomas Docherty becomes Labour's shadow environment minister

Scottish MP Thomas Docherty has moved into the shadow environment minister role, replacing Gavin Shuker.

Thomas Docherty

The MP for Dunfermline and West Fife been promoted into Labour’s Defra team following Ed Miliband’s reshuffle. At Westminster, he has served on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. 

Shuker, who held the Labour brief for waste since 2010, has been advanced to shadow minister for development. In May, he called for stronger leadership on waste issues from the coalition Government in a Big Interview with MRW.

A new shadow environment secretary was announced in the Labour reshuffle. Maria Eagle, formerly the shadow transport secretary, will cover environment in a swap with Mary Creagh, who moves to transport.

  • In the coalition Government reshuffle, farming minister David Heath and environment minister Richard Benyon have both left Defra. Cornish MPs Dan Rogerson and George Eustice are thought to be replacing Heath and Benyon, respectively, but their portfolios were not confirmed by Defra at time of publication.

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