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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'.

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