Announcing Labour’s small reshuffle this afternoon, Ed Miliband said:
“I am delighted to welcome the new members of our team.
“Jon Cruddas is already known as one of the most radical and deepest thinkers in the party. As the policy review enters its next phase, I look forward to him bringing his energy and new ideas.
“I am also delighted he will be working with Angela Eagle, in her proposed role as chair of the national policy forum, combined with Shadow Leader of the House. She brings great policy and political acumen to the role.
“Owen Smith has shown himself to be a real talent and I welcome him to the post of Shadow Welsh Secretary.
“I am also pleased Andrew Adonis will be working on areas of industrial strategy, bringing his experience of government and fresh thinking to the role.
“I want to thank Liam for his excellent work in kick starting the ideas that Labour will need to win in 2015, and for working so hard to make sure our agenda is rooted firmly in the issues that matter to hardworking people in Britain.”