It was a poignant tweet from Jenny Randerson as Mark Drakeford was seen as a likely minister when the Assembly was first elected in 1999. She defeated him in Cardiff Central and delayed his Assembly career until he took over from Rhodri Morgan in Cardiff West two years ago.
The first-ever Lib Dem Wales Office minister will provide a 'distinctive, Welsh Liberal Democrat voice' at the heart of government, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. And he's defended the decision not to pay Baroness Randerson, who was appointed in this week's reshuffle.
Mr Clegg also refused to say whether or not the Wales Office should drop its proposals for changing the way the Assembly is elected, despite his opposition to boundary changes planned for Westminster elections. 'These things will play themselves out,' he said.
The Liberal Democrat Baroness Jenny Randerson is to be a junior minister at the Wales Office, serving under David Jones and alongside Stephen Crabb.
– Wales Office Minister Baroness Randerson
I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary. It is a tremendous honour and privilege to be a Welsh Liberal Democrat representative in the Coalition Government. As a former Assembly Member, Welsh Government Minister and a committed devolutionist, I am particularly looking forward to developing the working relationship between the Welsh Government and the Wales Office to ensure that we all work together to enhance the lives of the people of Wales.