A Statement on the next Welsh Labour Leader
I am pleased we have three excellent candidates to be the next Leader of Welsh Labour.
I have decided to support Mark Drakeford. Mark has the right combination of skills and experience to take the Labour Party in Wales forward at this very important and challenging time and to be the next First Minister.
He has the ability to work with others across Wales in the private, third and public sectors, and has demonstrated he can work with other parties in the Assembly and also with Scottish and UK Government ministers.
Mark understands devolution and what it means to communities right across Wales and can enhance it in a practical and progressive way.
I have known Mark for many years and seen at first hand his strong desire to create a better society for the people of Wales.
I supported both Rhodri Morgan and Carwyn Jones and Mark demonstrates the very best of Labour and Welsh values and would make an excellent Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister.