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Live Reporting

By David Deans, Natalie Crockett and Rachel Flint

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us

    Thank you for following our coverage of the Welsh Government cabinet reshuffle.

    There have been some major changes in the cabinet, including the longest serving UK minister Jane Hutt losing her role, and the appointment of former Plaid leader Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas.

    Cabinet member Carl Sargeant has also been removed and suspended from the Labour Party after allegations about his personal conduct.

    With the new cabinet announced, that's it from us for now. For further updates visit the BBC Wales website.

    Carywn Jones and Dafydd Elis Thomas
    Image caption: Carwyn Jones has appointed former Plaid Cymru leader Dafydd Elis Thomas to his cabinet
  2. MP's tribute to "remarkable" Hutt

    Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty tweets his support for outgoing minister Jane Hutt

  3. Gill congratulates Dafydd Elis Thomas

    UKIP MEP and fellow independent AM Nathan Gill tweets

  4. 'A real privilege'

    AM Huw Irranca-Davies tweets

  5. Who's who?

    Public affairs consultants Deryn tweets images of the new cabinet

    What the new Welsh Government cabinet looks like
    Image caption: What the new Welsh Government cabinet looks like
    ministers
    Image caption: The ministers in Carwyn Jones' new cabinet
  6. Analysis: Lord Elis-Thomas

    David Deans

    Wales politics reporter

    Lord Elis-Thomas has represented the constituency of Dwyfor Meirionnydd since the start of the assembly and has been a loyal friend to Welsh Labour even when he was in Plaid Cymru.

    His criticism of the party he once led got him into hot water on a couple of occasions, and a year ago he decided current leader Leanne Wood's band of assembly members were not close enough to government for him, so he quit.

    Since then he has served the needs of the Welsh Government pretty much without question. But the question has always been what the former presiding officer is getting out of the arrangement.

    Today, he has been rewarded with a job as a culture minister, serving as a junior to Economy Secretary Ken Skates.

    There has always been the expectation that such an appointment could result in tensions with other backbenchers.

    Could Mr Jones' promotion of Eluned Morgan, Huw Irranca-Davies and Jeremy Miles - the latter of whom is getting a cabinet-level job - ease Lord Elis-Thomas' entry to the government?

    Lord Elis-Thomas
  7. 'Delighted'

    Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies tweets about his move

  8. Plaid 'unimpressed' by reshuffle

    Dai Lloyd
    Quote Message: "Plaid Cymru is unimpressed by this reshuffle. Wales as a nation is crying out for new ideas and a change of direction. Wales still does not have a government that will lift the country up the league tables and inspires people with its agenda. The current Labour administration is not that government. Over recent months there have been a series of policy failures and forced u-turns, on issues as varied as the rail franchise, university tuition fees, and our country's heritage. Plaid Cymru is extremely disappointed that this reshuffle does not change the economy and transport portfolio. After a series of blunders within that portfolio, there was a golden opportunity for wholesale change which has not been met. Plaid Cymru's mission is to hold this government to account and provide positive solutions to the challenges facing our nation." from Plaid Cymru Group Chairman Dai Lloyd AM
    Plaid Cymru Group Chairman Dai Lloyd AM
  9. How much will they earn?

    The new faces to Carwyn Jones' cabinet will also see their pay boosted as they take on their new roles.

    Following a pay hike, cabinet secretaries earn £102,100 while ministers - their juniors - earn £86,785.

    This compares to their £65,344 assembly member salary.

  10. Two peers appointed to Welsh cabinet

    BBC Wales Political Correspondent Rhodri Lewis tweets about reshuffle

  11. No Welsh Brexit role

    BBC Wales Brexit Correspondent James Williams tweets

  12. New cabinet a 'strong team' says Jones

    It contains two non-Labour members

    First Minister Carwyn Jones has unveiled his new cabinet, saying it has a "balance of experience and stability, with new drive and energy".

    The cabinet includes a number of new deputy positions, with new blood being brought in.

    It also sees a role created for former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, who quit the party in October 2016 to sit as an independent in the Senedd.

    It means the Welsh Labour Government now has two non-Labour cabinet members.

    On announcing his new team, Mr Jones said: "This strong team will drive forward our ambitious plans for Wales - focusing on growing the Welsh economy, creating jobs, supporting our public services and improving the day-to-day lives of the people of Wales."

    Carywn Jones
  13. New Welsh Government cabinet

    Former Plaid leader Dafydd Elis Thomas gets role

    And here's the new cabinet:

    • Dafydd Elis Thomas is appointed as Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport
    • Ken Skates remains as Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport
    • Vaughan Gething remains Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services
    • Huw Irranca-Davies is appointed Minister for Children and Social Care
    • Mark Drakeford remains Cabinet Secretary for Finance
    • Local Government moves to Alun Davies as Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services,
    • Rebecca Evans becomes Minister for Housing and Regeneration.
    • Lesley Griffiths remains Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs,
    • Hannah Blythyn is appointed as Minister for Environment
    • Kirsty Williams remains Cabinet Secretary for Education
    • Eluned Morgan is appointed as Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning
    • Julie James joins as Leader of the House and Chief Whip, with responsibility for digital infrastructure and equalities.
    • Jeremy Miles will be nominated for the role of Counsel General
  14. Tory leader praises 'principled' Hutt

    Andrew RT Davies tweets

  15. Who could be in line for a new job?

    The 2016 Senedd elections saw a whole row of new faces join the Labour backbench - including experienced politicians who have served in Westminster.

    Eluned Morgan, 50,was the youngest MEP when she was elected in to the European Parliament in 1994. She served until 2009, before being appointed the house of lords in 2010 where she served a shadow minister for foreign affairs.

    Elected to represent the sprawling assembly region of Mid and West Wales, the AM has been busy calling for the Welsh Government to develop an economic development plan for rural areas.

    Huw Irranca-Davies, 54, represented Ogmore in the House of Commons between 2002-16, before switching to the assembly.

    He is the only backbench Labour AM with ministerial experience, having been a Minister at DEFRA and the Wales Office while Gordon Brown was Prime Minister.

    Both have been rumoured as potential beneficiaries of this afternoon's reshuffle.

    Eluned Morgan
    Image caption: Eluned Morgan serves the assembly region of Mid and West Wales
  16. 'Fortunate to play my part'

    Jane Hutt
    Quote Message: I am leaving the cabinet after 18 and a half years of ministerial office in health, social services, equalities, education, finance and finally as Leader of the House and Chief Whip. I have been very fortunate to be able to play my part in the founding years of the assembly, helping to secure stability and confidence in a Welsh Labour government throughout this time. Guided always by my principles and values of social justice and fair play, I have taken every opportunity to help shape policy to meet Welsh needs in the past two decades of devolution. You have to stick to your principles in politics and keep your feet on the ground, listening to the people you serve, especially those without a strong voice.That’s what I have always sought to do. I will continue to serve my constituents in the Vale of Glamorgan with dedication and commitment, thankful for the support I have received from them for so many years. from Jane Hutt
    Jane Hutt
  17. Carl Sargeant: Who is he?

    Carl Sargeant has had his fair share of roles and memorable moments since he was first elected as a Labour AM in 2003.

    The Alyn and Deeside AM has held a number of positions in the Welsh cabinet including the social justice, local government and environment portfolios, before being appointed secretary for communities and children after the assembly election last year.

    During his time as Natural Resources Minister, Mr Sargeant introduced a temporary ban on fracking in Wales.

    Mr Sargeant has also been the Labour group’s chief whip and his biography on the assembly website says he is "tireless campaigner against domestic abuse".

    Before being elected, Mr Sargeant worked at a chemical manufacturing plant and was a quality and environmental auditor and industrial firefighter.

    Carl Sargeant was first elected to the assembly in 2003
    Image caption: Carl Sargeant was first elected to the assembly in 2003
  18. The reshuffle story so far

    David Deans

    Wales politics reporter

    There were a few suggestions of the potential runners and riders in Carwyn Jones' reshuffle before news broke this Friday afternoon.

    We had expected that some long-standing figures in the Welsh Government would be leaving their ministerial roles behind, and there had been speculation for ages that Carl Sargeant would be someone Mr Jones may want to eject to leave room for one of the 2016 election Labour intake.

    But he has become the latest UK politician to be hit with allegations about their conduct, and he is the first AM to lose their job as a result.

    In contrast Jane Hutt, the UK's longest serving minister, is leaving to an array of thanks and tributes from AMs.

    Welsh Government sign
  19. Jones thanks Hutt for "dedication to Wales"

    First Minister Carwyn Jones tweets