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The reshuffle caused by Leighton Andrews' resignation has led to a new role in cabinet for Huw Lewis and a promotion to cabinet for Jeff Cuthbert. In addition, two new deputy minister, Vaughan Gething and Ken Skates, join the Welsh Government for the first time.
The new government in full is as follows
- CABINET MINISTERS
- Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM First Minister
- Edwina Hart AM Minister for Economy, Science & Transport
- Mark Drakeford AM Minister for Health & Social Services
- Jeff Cuthbert AM Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty
- Lesley Griffiths AM Minister for Local Government & Government Business
- Jane Hutt AM Minister for Finance
- John Griffiths AM Minister for Culture & Sport
- Huw Lewis AM Minister for Education & Skills
- Carl Sargeant AM Minister for Housing & Regeneration
- Alun Davies AM Minister for Natural Resources & Food
- DEPUTY MINISTERS
- Gwenda Thomas AM Deputy Minister for Social Services
- Ken Skates AM Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology
- Vaughan Gething AM Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty
Reaction has been swift to Huw Lewis' appointment as the new Education Minister, with teaching unions and opposition politicians welcoming his appointment but warning him about the task ahead.
The former Education Minister, Leighton Andrews AM, has congratulated Huw Lewis AM on his appointment as the new Education Minister.
Leighton Andrews resigned from the role yesterday.
Anna Brychan is from the National Association of Headteachers Cymru. She says she hopes the Education Minister's resignation won't cause progress on his policies to be lost.
Leighton Andrews, who last night quit his post as Education Minister has this morning commented on the experience of seeing and hearing media coverage of his resignation.
Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies has claimed that Leighton Andrews had to resign after first campaigning against a reduction in services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and then urging Rhondda Cynon Taff Council to look again at plans to close a school in his constituency.
Plaid Cymru's education spokesperson Simon Thomas had already called for the Education Minister to lose his role in deciding appeals against school closures on the grounds he had damaged his impartiality.