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U.K. Politician Loses Wind Farm Job on Siemens Family Conflict

A U.K. junior government minister has lost his remit for wind-farm planning because his brother holds a senior position at Siemens AG, the world’s third-biggest maker of wind turbines.

The Department for Communities and Local Government in April took away the responsibility from Nick Boles, who has been the minister for planning and development since September, the ministry said in an e-mailed statement. His brother Jonathan is the financial head for Munich-based Siemens’s wind power operations in Europe, according to the latter’s LinkedIn profile.