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Kirsty Williams named as only Lib Dem in new cabinet

Wales' First Minister has appointed the new Welsh Government Cabinet.

The line-up includes:

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  • Ken Skates - formerly deputy minister for Culture - becomes Economy and Infrastructure secretary.
  • Vaughan Gething - previously deputy health minister - is appointed secretary for health, wellbeing and sport.
  • Mark Drakeford - who was health minister - is now secretary for Finance.
  • Lesley Griffiths becomes Environment and Rural Affairs secretary.
  • Carl Sargeant - formerly Natural Resources minister - is now secretary for Communities and Children.
  • Jane Hutt - who was minister for Business and Finance - is now Leader of the House and Chief Whip.
  • Julie James is now minister for Skills and Science after her previous role as deputy minister for Skills and Technology.
  • Alun Davies is appointed minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language.
  • Rebecca Evans - who was deputy minister for Farming - is now minister for Social Services and Public Health.

But a surprise appointment has seen Kirsty Williams - the only Liberal Democrat in the cabinet - appointed Education secretary.

Our Political Editor Adrian Masters has been asking 'why she decided to join a Labour government?':

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