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Alok Sharma Hints He Could Quit If New PM Is 'Weak' on Net Zero Agenda

Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Cabinet minister who led last year's landmark UN climate change summit in Glasgow has indicated he could resign if the next prime minister is not fully committed to the net zero agenda.

Cop26 president Alok Sharma said that while it was "absolutely a leadership issue", some of the remaining candidates in the Tory leadership race had been only "lukewarm".