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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ken Skates wins promotion in new-look Welsh cabinet


* The new Welsh Government cabinet lines up.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has won promotion in the Welsh Government's new cabinet.

Mr Skates (pictured below) steps up from Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism to the key position of Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.

Announcing the new line-up, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said: “I am delighted to introduce the team who will be taking Wales forward over the next five years. They will have a central role to play in delivering our priorities and leading and directing the work of the Welsh Government on behalf of the people of Wales.

“As I said in my statement to the Assembly yesterday, this will be an open, inclusive, and transparent administration, ready to work with others where it is in the national interest.

“A critical 5 years lie ahead. My relentless focus, and that of my Cabinet and Ministers, will be on driving improvement in our economy and in the vital public services that the people of Wales rely on every day.

“I am confident this is the team with the talent, the vision and the ideas to deliver opportunity for all, and build a united, connected and sustainable Wales, now and for future generations.”

Cabinet and Ministers

Ken Skates
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure
Vaughan Gething
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
Mark Drakeford
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government
Kirsty Williams
Cabinet Secretary for Education
Lesley Griffiths
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs
Carl Sargeant
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children
Jane Hutt
Leader of the House and Chief Whip
Julie James
Minister for Skills and Science
Alun Davies
Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language
Rebecca Evans
Minister for Social Services and Public Health

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