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Stephen Crabb announced as new Work and Pensions Secretary
Stephen Crabb has been announced as the new Work and Pensions Secretary following the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith.
No further plans for welfare cuts says Stephen Crabb
Stephen Crabb and Alun Cairns have spent their first day in their new roles as Work and Pensions Secretary and Welsh Secretary respectively.
Both were promoted at the weekend after the resignation of Iain Duncan-Smith from his cabinet position.
In his first speech in the House of Commons in the new role, Stephen Crabb un-announced the proposed cuts put forward in the recent budget.
Petition calls for Crabb to resign as disability patron
More than 8,000 people have already signed an online petition, calling for the new Work & Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb to resign as patron of a Pembrokeshire disability charity.
Mr Crabb, the MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, was appointed to his new role yesterday after Iain Duncan Smith quit the government cabinet on Friday night.
He's the patron of Pembrokeshire Mencap, and organisers of the petition say that he should stand down from this position because of his historical voting pattern on cuts to Employment Support Allowance.
Mr Crabb has been unavailable for comment, and the Department for Work & Pensions say they are unable to respond to the matter.
Pembrokeshire Mencap is a small local charity, which has not yet voiced its own opinion on the issue.
But the Royal Mencap Society, which is a separate organisation, have put forward a statement.
Crabb: 'Looking forward' to working with new team
Stephen Crabb says he is looking forward to working with his new team and says it's a privilege to be appointed as the new Work and Pensions Secretary.
It was announced he will take up the new role after Iain Duncan Smith resigned yesterday.
Welsh Secretary appointment a 'privilege' says Cairns
Alun Cairns says it's a 'privilege' to be appointed as the new Welsh Secretary.
He was announced for the role after Iain Duncan Smith's resignation saw Stephen Crabb appointed as Work and Pensions Secretary.