Jones on Sargeant: I had no alternative
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Carl Sargeant death: Carwyn Jones says he acted by the book

In his first public speech about the death of Carl Sargeant, First Minister Carwyn Jones said he had no alternative but to sack him following allegations about his conduct.

Mr Jones told a press conference he would co-operate with a future inquest into the former communities secretary who was found dead on Tuesday, four days after losing his job.

The first minister said he acted "by the book", adding: "I had no alternative but to take the action that I did and I hope that people will understand that."

The press conference on Thursday followed a 90-minute meeting with Labour assembly members in Cardiff.

  • 09 Nov 2017
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