Welsh MPs were involved in Monday's Westminster reshuffles. Prime Minister David Cameron made ministerial changes, while Labour leader Ed Miliband reshuffled his shadow cabinet, with Caerphilly MP Wayne David becoming his PPS.
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The Welsh Secretary says the move is designed 'to ensure the UK Government provides high quality services in the Welsh language where there's demand.'
No appointment has been made yet but the Commissioner, Meri Huws says that the official 'will work closely with (Whitehall) departments to ensure they develop their Welsh language services in line with the relevant statutory framework for the Welsh language for the benefit of the people of Wales.'
Pontypridd MP Owen Smith has just issued his reaction to Ed Miliband's reshuffle. Mr Smith remains in the rôle of Shadow Welsh Secretary.
I’m delighted to be continuing as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales in Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet, and will be continuing to hold David Jones to account for his failure to stand up for Wales around the Cabinet table. People in Wales have been hit even harder than those in the rest of the UK by this Tory-led Government’s failed economic strategy, with wages down £1700 on average, energy bills up £300 and 40,000 families hit by the hated bedroom tax.
In Ed Miliband we have a strong and determined leader who is taking the fight to David Cameron and his out-of-touch Government. Ed has put together a formidable team and in the remaining 20 months before the General Election we’ll be relentless in our efforts to expose the failure of the Tory-led Government to tackle the cost of living crisis and to offer hope to the British people that there is an alternative.
Caerphilly MP Wayne David has become PPS to Ed Miliband in the Labour leader's reshuffle of his parliamentary team. His appointment to a politically crucial job in the run-up to the next UK General Election is being seen as a promotion from his previous rôle as a member of the Shadow Justice team.
Westminster North MP Karen Buck has also been appointed as PPS to the Labour leader.
There's no change for Pontypridd MP Owen Smith following Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. He remains the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and the only Welsh MP in the top tier of Labour's parliamentary team.
Labour's due to set out changes to other spokespeople shortly.
So far neither the UK Government cabinet reshuffle nor Labour's Shadow Cabinet reshuffle have seen any changes, good or bad, for Welsh politicians. But the former leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, Lord German, took to Twitter to point out the credentials of one newly-appointed Lib Dem minister.