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Andrea Leadsom made environment secretary

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Credit: PA

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Cooper: May needs to sort 'fate' of EU citizens 'quickly'

Yvette Cooper has called on Theresa May to "quickly" clarify the status of EU citizens currently living in the UK.

The former Shadow Home Secretary was critical of Mrs May earlier this month, after she told Peston on Sunday that EU nationals' ability to stay post Brexit would be subject to "negotiations".

Speaking to ITV News, Ms Cooper said: "I do hope that she takes the opportunity very quickly to deal with the issue that she hasn't yet after the referendum, which is the fate of EU citizens who've been settled here, often for a very many years, and who still don't know whether they going to be able to stay.

"It would stop the extremists exploiting the issue, it would be a way of starting to bring people together."

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