6 Dec 2018
Mark Drakeford has been announced as the new leader of the Welsh Labour party.
He received 46.9% of the vote. Vaughan Gething came second with
30.8% and Eluned Morgan third on 22.3%. Having not scored 50% or
more of votes, this meant second preferences came into play. Mark
Drakeford scored 53.9% of these.
Carwyn Jones will step down following First Minister's Questions
on Tuesday, but remain as an Assembly Member. AMs will have to
confirm a new First Minister later this week. Mark Drakeford is
expected to win this nomination due to Labour's majority in the
He has pledged to give Wales a 'future which works for the many
in our society and not simply for a privileged few'.