Sacked Labour minister Carl Sargeant dies

From BBC - November 7, 2017

Welsh Labour's Carl Sargeant, who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct, has died.

The Alun and Deeside AM had lost his ministerial job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last week.

A family statement said his relatives were "devastated beyond words" at the loss of "the glue that bound us together".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the death was "deeply shocking news".

This afternoon's assembly plenary session at 13:30 GMT is not going ahead, the National Assembly for Wales said.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "Carl was a friend as well as a colleague and I am shocked and deeply saddened by his death.


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