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Monday 14th May 2012 | 11:22
Labour Press Release
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to Peter Hain’s
resignation from the Shadow Cabinet, said:
“Peter Hain has made an enormous contribution from the front bench over
the past 16 years.
“In government his Ministerial career was extraordinarily diverse
including time in the Foreign Office, the Northern Ireland Office where he
played a crucial role in the Northern Ireland peace process and at Work
and Pensions. He also had the distinction of serving as Leader of the
House for two years and remains respected across the House as one of our
most distinguished Parliamentarians.
“He has been a tireless champion of Wales for the past three years as
Welsh Secretary and Shadow Secretary.
“His political campaigning has not just been limited to his time in
Parliament, before becoming an MP he played an important role in the
anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
“Most of all he has been an exceptional colleague and trusted friend both
in government and in opposition. He will be a great loss to the Shadow
Cabinet but we know his service to Wales and to the Labour Party will
continue for many years to come.”