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Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Nia Griffith MP resigns

largeTHE SHADOW Secretary of State for Wales has resigned her position from the Labour cabinet.

This is the latest in a wave of resignations from the shadow government as an embattled Jeremy Corbyn attempts to cling on to the Labour leadership

Speaking to The Herald this afternoon (June 27), Nia Griffith MP said:“This morning I met with the labour leader, to discuss the much needed leadership and unity that the Party needs in the light of the referendum aftermath and a potentially imminent general election.

“However I do not feel that our discussions this morning gave me the confidence that he could now achieve this unity. I have therefore tendered my resignation as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.

“I made clear to Jeremy that I have always admired his commitment to the causes that matter to him, but last week’s referendum result and the likelihood of an early general election mean that the party now requires new leadership. Jeremy has lost the confidence of the party, including many members who initially supported him, and he should now do the honourable thing and resign.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to serve as Shadow Welsh Secretary for the past nine months, in particular to play my part in re-electing a Welsh Labour Government which is now more important than ever before.”

Shadow Wales Office Minister, Susan Elan Jones MP, and Nia’s Parliamentary Private Secretary, Gerald Jones MP, have also stepped down. This means that the entire Shadow Wales Team has resigned.