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Carwyn Jones QUITS as Wales First Minister

Carwyn Jones has made the decision that he will leave his position in the autumn. He announced this at the annual Welsh Labour party conference. He has been First Minister and the leader of the Welsh Labour party since 2009. It was certainly an unexpected announcement, but there were gradual calls for him to leave his position.

Mr Jones said he wanted a “fresh start” and to spend more time with his family. Leading a country and a branch of a political party is certainly difficult and it is no surprise that time with the family has to be compromised.

The Assembly Member for Bridgend has been through a very tough year. Mr Jones sacked cabinet member Carl Sargeant following a number of misconduct allegations towards later.

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Former Wales Assembly Member Carl Sargeant

However, just a few days later Mr Sargeant committed suicide, which understandably would have left Carwyn Jones upset, confused, and devastated.

Tributes have flooded in from both members of the Labour party, as well as various political figures.

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Carwyn Jones campaign for Labour

Andrew RT Davies, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives said that everyone should “recognise Carwyn’s significant contribution to public life in Wales”.

Leane Wood, the leader of Plaid Cymru, congratulated Mr Jones on his 9 years and also wished his family well. However she did say that “Wales needs more than a change of leader”.

Regardless of political opinions and whether people disagreed with his views, he has served the Welsh public for a long time and that must be respected. The scrutiny in both his public and private life is always tough for any politician.

We at Opinionate wish him and his family all the best for the future!

 

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