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HBF Member Briefing: Welsh Government reshuffle

Date: 11/09/14

Welsh Government reshuffle

Carwyn Jones has this afternoon announced a cabinet reshuffle.

Carl Sargeant will move from Housing and Regeneration to the Natural Resources brief.

Lesley Griffiths, a former Health Minister and Local Government Minister, will take on housing and regeneration as part of her communities and tackling poverty role

Jones said; ‘this is a cabinet with the skills & experience to deliver the changes that Wales needs in the crucial months ahead."

Full cabinet:

  • Le Carwyn Jones AM - First Minister
  • Leighton Andrews AM - rejoins cabinet, new post - Minister for Public Services
  • Jeff Cuthbert AM - leaves cabinet - was Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty.
  • Mark Drakeford AM - staying in post - Minister for Health and Social Services.
  • John Griffiths AM - leaves cabinet - was Minister for Culture and Sport, post downgraded.
  • Lesley Griffiths AM - becomes Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty - was Minister for Local Government and Government Business.
  • Edwina Hart AM - staying in post - Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.
  • Jane Hutt AM - staying in post but with added responsibility for government business - Minister for Finance.
  • Huw Lewis AM - staying in post - Minister for Education and Skills.
  • Carl Sargeant AM - becomes Minister for Natural Resources - was Minister for Housing and Regeneration.
  • Theodore Huckle QC - Counsel General.

Deputy ministers:

  • Rebecca Evans AM, - becomes Deputy Minister for Farming and Food- was Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • Vaughan Gething AM - becomes Deputy Minister for Health - was Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty.
  • Julie James AM - becomes Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology
  • Ken Skates AM - becomes Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism under Edwina Hart - was Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology.
  • Gwenda Thomas AM - stepping down - was Deputy Minister for Social Services