Owen Smith joins the Shadow Cabinet after two years as an MP. But he is no new boy. He was first linked to the Wales Office 10 years ago.
Peter Hain has announced he's standing down from the Shadow Cabinet to lead a campaign in Parliament for the building of a Severn Barrage.
A leading welsh politician has told ITV Wales News of his dismay that the Bahrain Grand Prix has gone ahead.
It now seems unlikely that there'll be a new Shadow Welsh Secretary announced today. I'm told 'non-Wales-related delays' have put Ed Miliband's reshuffle announcements back until tomorrow or possibly even Wednesday.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid full tribute to his departing Shadow Welsh Secretary, although there's no hint as to who he might appoint as a replacement.
Peter Hain has made an enormous contribution from the front bench over the past 16 years.
In government his Ministerial career was extraordinarily diverse including time in the Foreign Office, the Northern Ireland Office where he played a crucial role in the Northern Ireland peace process and at Work and Pensions. He also had the distinction of serving as Leader of the House for two years and remains respected across the House as one of our most distinguished Parliamentarians.
He has been a tireless champion of Wales for the past three years as Welsh Secretary and Shadow Secretary.
His political campaigning has not just been limited to his time in Parliament, before becoming an MP he played an important role in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
Most of all he has been an exceptional colleague and trusted friend both in government and in opposition. He will be a great loss to the Shadow Cabinet but we know his service to Wales and to the Labour Party will continue for many years to come.
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.
They're often at loggerheads in the Commons, but today Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has nothing but warm words for her departing opposite number. Speaking from Thailand where she's on a five-day trade visit, Mrs Gillan said:
Peter Hain has had a long and distinguished career covering many departments. We have shadowed each other for many years in both Wales and the Foreign Office and I shall miss him.
Despite our political differences I know we share a joint ambition of achieving the best for Wales.
I look forward to working constructively with his successor in furthering Welsh interests.
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Peter Hain has announced he is standing down from the Shadow Cabinet.
He says he's taken the decision to resign in order to lead a campaign in Parliament for the building of a Severn Barrage.
When I spoke to Peter Hain earlier at Labour's victory celebrations in Cardiff, I asked him about reports which appeared in the press today claiming he's about to stand down as Shadow Welsh Secretary, prompting a reshuffle of Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet. This is what he said.
A lawyer defending Labour MP Peter Hain against claims he "scandalised a judge" has questioned whether the offence still exists in law.
At a preliminary court hearing in Belfast, David Dunlop also cast doubt on whether the case brought by Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin complied with the European Convention on Human Rights.
However, Mr Larkin defended his decision to prosecute the former Northern Ireland Secretary of State for critical comments he made about a High Court judge in his autobiography.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain is to face legal action over critical comments he made about a leading Northern Irish judge in his recently-published memoir.
Mr Hain, a former Northern Ireland Secretary, made the comments about the handling of a judicial review case by Lord Justice Girvan in 2006.
The case is set to receive a first hearing at a Belfast court this morning, after the Attorney General of Northern Ireland claimed the passage "undermines the administration of justice". Both Mr Hain and his publisher, Biteback, face contempt of court charges.
In a statement, Biteback Managing Director Iain Dale said "as a publisher, I strongly support free speech, not least by our elected politicians, and we will therefore be vigorously defending this case.