New Shadow Welsh Secretary

Pontypridd MP, Owen Smith is favourite to replace Peter Hain as Shadow Welsh Secretary as he steps down to lead a campaign in Parliament for the building of a Severn Barrage.

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Labour leaders promise a productive partnership

First Minister and Shadow Welsh Secretary meet in Cardiff Bay Credit: ITV Wales News

Owen Smith and Carwyn Jones have held their first meeting since Mr Smith's appointment as the Shadow Welsh Secretary. Afterwards they gave a joint interview outside the Senedd. Mr Smith said they were old friends with similar views and he was looking forward to a 'productive powerful partnership'.


'I wish him all the very best' - First Minister on Hain resignation

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones has just paid this tribute to Peter Hain:

Peter's has a played an important and prominent role in Welsh political life for many years. I'm sure whatever role Peter chooses to pursue awayfrom the Frontbench at Westminster, he will bring to it his great skills as a communicator and campaigner. I wish him all the very best for the future.

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