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12th September 2014

Welsh Government cabinet reshuffle: Long-serving social services minister steps down

The long-serving deputy minister for social services, Gwenda Thomas, announced she was stepping down from her post yesterday (September 11) during a day in which First Minister Carwyn Jones carried out a surprise reshuffle of his cabinet. The move was announced on Twitter.

The health minister, Professor Mark Drakeford, stays in his post with Vaughan Gething announced as his deputy.

Leighton Andrews has rejoined the cabinet as minister for public service, 15 months after he resigned. He will be responsible for delivering local government changes in a newly-created post.

Jane Hutt, Edwina Hart and Huw Lewis are all staying in their jobs while Jeff Cuthbert and John Griffiths are both to leave the cabinet.

Housing Minister Carl Sargeant moves to natural resources and Lesley Griffiths moves to communities and tackling poverty.

Read who's in and who's out in the cabinet reshuffle:

BBC news: Leighton Andrews rejoins cabinet in reshuffle

WalesOnline: Welsh Government cabinet reshuffle

WalesOnline gallery: See the new cabinet line-up



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