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Peter Hain quits shadow cabinet to campaign for Severn barrage

Former Wales and Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain has resigned from Labour's shadow cabinet.

The Neath MP and current shadow Welsh secretary is to campaign for the building of a Severn barrage.

Mr Hain, 62, who was brought up in South Africa, was a cabinet minister under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

He spoke to Bethan Rhys Roberts on Good Morning Wales.

Hain resigns from shadow cabinet

  • 14 May 2012