Stephen Crabb new Welsh Secretary


Emily Davies


STEPHEN Crabb has been appointed Secretary of State for Wales.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced the Preseli Pembrokeshire MP's new position today (Tuesday) as he made radical changes to his Cabinet.

Mr Crabb becomes the 17th Secretary of State for Wales and replaces the sacked David Jones.

In his previous role as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales visited Chirk wood panel manufacturing firm Kronospan.

Today he said: "It is a huge privilege to join the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales. As a Government, we are ambitious for Wales and determined that Wales should be at the forefront of the UK economic recovery.

"I will be working closely with my colleagues in the UK and Welsh governments to see new opportunities created for Wales. People and businesses across Wales want to see the two governments working together effectively and delivering the investment our nation needs. I believe that Wales deserves the best and I look forward to providing a strong voice for Wales around the Cabinet table.

"I will build on the excellent work of my predecessor, David Jones, who achieved so much during his time as Welsh Secretary. He leaves a strong legacy to Wales, not least in breaking new ground in the devolution settlement by devolving tax powers to Wales."

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