Welsh Secretary poised to lose role in reshuffle
WELSH Secretary Cheryl Gillan is being tipped to receive the chop in a David Cameron reshuffle.
The Prime Minister was expected to alter his top team later today.
Some MPs have been speculating about Ms Gillan's possible replacement with moves to persuade the PM to appoint an MP representing a Welsh constituency to the post. Yesterday, Monmouth MP David Davies said it would be "difficult" for his party if another MP from an English constituency was appointed as Ms Gillan's successor. He said fellow Welsh Tories Stephen Crabb, Preseli Pembrokeshire MP, and Clwyd West MP David Jones deserved a promotion if Mrs Gillan was replaced.
Mr Davies, who is the chairman of the Commons' Welsh Affairs Committee, said: "There's plenty of experience there and I think it would be politically very difficult for us on the doorstep to explain why it is that with eight member of parliament who have served — let's not go through all the list - but spent years and years in Welsh politics why none of them could be the secretary of state for Wales."
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