Wales politics

Yorkshire MP Stuart Andrew new Wales Office minister

Stuart Andrew MP
Image caption Stuart Andrew was previously Conservative candidate in Wrexham at the 1997 general election

West Yorkshire MP Stuart Andrew has been made a new junior minister at the Wales Office, in Theresa May's reshuffle, Downing Street has said.

Mr Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, grew up in north Wales and is a Welsh speaker.

The role was previously held by Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb, who becomes a junior defence minister.

On Monday, Number 10 confirmed Alun Cairns remains Wales' voice at the UK Cabinet table as Welsh secretary.

Mr Cairns said: "I am delighted to welcome Stuart Andrew to the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales.

"I've worked with him over many years so I know that he will be an excellent champion for Wales within Whitehall and a fantastic representative for the UK Government in Wales."

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