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Welsh Assembly Tories disappointed Plaid backs Labour

The Welsh Conservatives have said it is "disappointing" for Plaid Cymru to back Carwyn Jones as first minister, after a deal was struck to break the deadlock over the appointment.

Mr Jones is set to be re-appointed when the Welsh Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday, a week after he was tied 29-29 with Plaid leader Leanne Wood in a Senedd vote.

The Tories and UKIP joined Plaid Cymru in backing Ms Wood, with Lib Dem Kirsty Williams the only non-Labour AM to support Mr Jones.

Conservative AM Paul Davies said his party had been ready to work with others to offer an alternative to a series of "failing" Labour administrations in Wales.

  • 17 May 2016
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