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Stephen Crabb named as Welsh Secretary in reshuffle

Stephen Crabb MP has been confirmed as the new Welsh Secretary, as part of the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle. It follows the departure of David Jones MP.

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Political opponents pledge 'a new start'

During their first Commons encounter since the reshuffle, the new Welsh Secretary and his Labour shadow agreed to use the opportunity of the reshuffle to make 'a fresh start' in relations between Welsh and UK Governments.

We have an opportunity for a new start in the relationship between Wales and the Uk Government here at Westminster because I think it's true to say that many people in Wales have been disheartened by the level of acrimony between politicians in Wales and Westminster and perhaps even across this aisle.

– Owen Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Let's use this opportunity to draw a line under all this and restore a much more constructive tone in our dialogue and work towards achieving positive things for people and businesses in Wales because that's what they're looking for.

– Stephen Crabb MP, Secretary of State for Wales

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