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Sat Mar 19, 2016, 10:03 AM

9. IDS's replacement is Stephen Crabb.

Last edited Sat Mar 19, 2016, 01:34 PM - Edit history (1)

Wikipedia crashed under the weight of journos trying to figure out who the hell he is. The BBC eventually got through:

Who is Stephen Crabb?

Appointed amid the furore of Iain Duncan Smith's explosive resignation, Stephen Crabb has already been tipped to make the headlines in his own right.

The 43-year-old former Welsh secretary, raised by his mother on a council estate in Haverfordwest, has a back story that contrasts sharply with that of many of his cabinet colleagues.

He has spoken in interviews of the "horrible decisions about what food and clothing was affordable" as he was growing up.

Many see his personal story as well suited to his new role at the Department for Work and Pensions, where he will take on the reforms championed by Mr Duncan Smith and fiercely opposed by some charities and opposition MPs.


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