Leighton Andrews congratulates Huw Lewis on appointment

The former Education Minister, Leighton Andrews AM, has congratulated Huw Lewis AM on his appointment as the new Education Minister.

Leighton Andrews resigned from the role yesterday.

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Congratulations to @huwlewis on taking over at Education and Skills. He will keep a strong focus on raising standards.

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Reshuffle after Andrews resigns

Huw Lewis has been appointed as the new Education Minister. Leighton Andrews resigned from the role after he was criticised for supporting a primary school in his constituency - against his own policy of closures due to surplus places.