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Education minister resignation causes 'shock' in Senedd

Education Minister Leighton Andrews has resigned following a row over his defence of a school which faced closure under his own surplus places policy.

Mr Andrews had been seen holding a banner in support of Pentre Primary School in his Rhondda constituency.

And First Minister Carwyn Jones failed to defend him from opposition claims he undermined his own policy.

Mr Jones had previously rebuked Mr Andrews for his actions in defending a local hospital from possible cuts.

The BBC's Welsh affairs editor Vaughan Roderick told Jamie Owen there was "shock" in Cardiff Bay following the resignation of Mr Andrews.

  • 25 Jun 2013