New AM Jack Sargeant calls for justice for his father Carl

New AM Jack Sargeant calls for justice for his father Carl
From BBC - February 13, 2018

New AM Jack Sargeant has vowed in his first Senedd speech to ensure inquiries ongoing into the first minister's conduct will examine how his father was treated in the run-up to his death.

The 23-year-old successfully held Carl Sargeant's Alyn and Deeside seat for Labour in a by-election last week.

He said he knew he was not the only AM "who wants justice for my father".

Carl Sargeant was found dead four days after he was sacked by First Minister Carwyn Jones in November.

The former cabinet secretary for communities and children had also been suspended from the Labour Party amid allegations of inappropriate conduct towards women, which he denied.

It is thought he took his own life.

A QC-led inquiry is due to get underway into the first minister's handling of the sacking.

A separate investigation has also begun into claims that Mr Jones misled the assembly when answering questions about alleged bullying within the Welsh Government in 2014.

"I said last week that the by-election was one which no-one wanted to see," Mr Sargeant told AMs on Tuesday in his first Senedd speech, with the first minister sitting nearby.

"I know I am not the only person in this chamber who wants justice for my father.

"I know from the campaign we have just conducted that this feeling is also shared by my constituents in Alyn and Deeside.



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