Theresa May continued to bring in sweeping changes to the Cabinet yesterday, with Michael Gove among the biggest casualties.
Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom has been unveiled as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Lindsay Razaq, Westminster Correspondent
Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom has fuelled speculation the department for energy and climate change (Decc) could be scrapped in Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle.
You missed a few things off my CV, Ruth Davidson quipped.
David Mundell suggested last night that Andrea Leadsom would have become the Tories' Jeremy Corbyn had she not quit the race for Number 10.
A row has erupted after Conservative leadership candidate, Andrea Leadsom, was accused of suggesting that having children made her a better choice to be prime minister.
Tory leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for describing the difference between university tuition fees north and south of the border as "another nail in the coffin of the Union".
Justice Secretary Michael Gove was knocked out of the Conservative leadership race last night, clearing the way for the UK's second female prime minister.
SNP MP Ian Blackford last night accused the UK Government of "calling the tune" while highlanders and islanders "pay the price" with higher electricity bills.
Former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke has been filmed criticising each of the Tory leadership candidates and branding the entire race as an "utter fiasco".
Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom vowed yesterday to do everything in her power to keep the UK united as she launched her bid for the Tory leadership.
One of the interesting battles of the night was between Brexiteer Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom and her boss Energy Secretary Amber Rudd.
Highland MP Paul Monaghan is spearheading a campaign to keep the retirement age of police officers in the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in line with that of other forces.
A Highland MP's latest call for the UK Government to bring in a national market for electricity distribution has again fallen on deaf ears.
David Cameron said yesterday a low oil price was “basically good for the British economy” as he faced calls for an urgent review of the North Sea industry. The prime minister was warned the consequences of falling prices were “potentially catastrophic”. Read the full article on Energy Voice.
Highland MPs have stepped up calls for a national market for electricity distribution as the UK Government was warned it needs a “massive reality check” over its efforts to tackle high prices in northern Scotland.
Renewables industry representatives have written to David Cameron highlighting "widespread alarm" over the UK Government's plan to cut a clean energy incentive scheme.
Energy ministers have been accused of trying to avoid parliamentary scrutiny by publishing policy announcements over the summer recess.
Higher electricity prices paid by consumers in the north and north-east have been described as "grossly unfair" as Highland MPs met with provider SSE for talks.
The UK Government is being urged to create a national market for electricity distribution to end the unfair "penalty" on consumers living in the north of Scotland.
David Cameron was accused of failing to treat the North Sea as a priority last night after appointing a 16th energy minister in 18 years.