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First Minister Of Wales: It's Time For A Fresh Start

First Minister Of Wales: It's Time For A Fresh Start

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, is to stand down in the autumn, he has announced.

The announcement, made at the Welsh Labour Party Conference in Llandudno comes after Mr Jones referred himself to an independent inquiry over allegations of bullying.

Mr Jones said at the Conference, "I intend as I've always maintained - to be here to give every answer to every question. But I intend to stand down in the autumn, allowing for a new First Minister to take place by the end of this year. At that point it will make sense to have a fresh start. For my family, for my party and for my country."

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded to the announcement, saying "Carwyn has led Welsh Labour to achieve unprecedented electoral success, forming two Labour Welsh Assembly governments. "Over the last nine years he has stood up to Tory austerity and stood up for the people of Wales as a strong voice for devolution and democracy."

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