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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Warm welcome for Wales Office team - for now!

There are plenty of good wishes for the new Welsh Secretary and his new deputy but there are signs that those warm feelings are likely to last longer with some than others. The First Minister is hoping for a new approach from Stephen Crabb towards the Welsh Government in a number of disputed areas.

The warm welcome from Andrew RT Davies for the appointment of both men is likely to be much more durable. It's no secret that tensions in the Assembly Tory group stemmed from their leader's poor relationship with the former Welsh Secretary. Mr Davies now has a chance to reunite his troubled team.

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