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Sacked minister Jeff Cuthbert admits he planned to step down

One of the ministers dropped from the Welsh cabinet has said he was "shell-shocked" to lose his job in Carwyn Jones's reshuffle.

Jeff Cuthbert, who was minister for communities and tackling poverty, has been replaced by Lesley Griffiths.

The Caerphilly AM told BBC Radio Wales he had secretly told Mr Jones he was likely to step down from the assembly at the next election.

He said it was "easy to clear my desk, very difficult to clear the mind".

Mr Cuthbert added that Leighton Andrews's return to the cabinet would be good for the Welsh government.

  • 12 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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