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New Wales Office minister Nigel Adams is fourth to hold post this year

Yorkshire MP Nigel Adams takes on a Wales Office role that's become chiefly notable for frequent changes in who holds the post

The latest ministerial reshuffle forced on Theresa May has led to her appointing the fourth Wales Office junior minister this year. Nigel Adams has taken over from Mims Davies, as she's been moved to replace Tracey Crouch, who quit as Sports Minister last week in protest at delays in cutting the maximum stake at fixed-odds betting terminals.

Mims Davies had only been at the Wales Office since July, when she replaced Stuart Andrew, who was moved to the Ministry of Defence. He'd been appointed in January, replacing the Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb, who also went to the MOD but later resigned in protest at the Prime Minister's concessions to Brexit hard-liners.

All of Mr Bebb's three successors are English MPs. Nigel Adams represents Selby & Ainsty in Yorkshire and was a local government minister. His new job is a part-time one, supporting Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns. He will also serve as a government whip.

I am pleased to welcome Nigel Adams to my team at the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.

I look forward to working with Nigel, with his robust parliamentary experience, I know he will help us to deliver on policies that drive Wales to succeed in economic strength and international recognition.

I want to say a big thank you to Mims Davies for all her hard work over recent months. I am sure she will be a huge success, as she undertakes her new role in the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

– Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns MP