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Newly-appointed Welsh Secretary David Jones makes his first visit to Wales since being appointed.

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Cheryl Gillan: David Jones will be a 'strong voice for Wales'

Former Welsh Secretary, Cheryl Gillan, has released a statement regarding today's cabinet reshuffle.

David and I have worked together for six years and he was a great

support as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State during my time as

Secretary of State and, prior to that, as a Shadow Minister in Opposition.

He is an excellent constituency MP, representing the interests of all

his constituents in Clwyd West with great vigour. I can think of no better

person to take on the mantle of Wales in the Cabinet and I wish him well.

I am confident he will carry out his new responsibilities and be a strong voice for Wales, challenging the decisions made in the Assembly andstanding up for the people of Wales in Westminster and elsewhere.

– Cheryl Gillan, MP

Clywd West MP, David Jones, has been confirmed as her replacement.

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