Labour lead­er­ship race down to top two

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

WELSH Labour’s lead­er­ship race seems in­creas­ingly likely to be a straight fight be­tween Finance Sec­re­tary Mark Drake­ford and Health Sec­re­tary Vaughan Gething.

With Car­wyn Jones hav­ing made it clear that he will not be nom­i­nat­ing any candidate to suc­ceed him, and three other would-be con­tenders hav­ing failed so far to se­cure any sup­port for their own can­di­da­cies, there re­main just five Labour AMs who re­main un­com­mit­ted to ei­ther of the two front-run­ners.

Mr Jones an­nounced at the Welsh Labour con­fer­ence in April that he would be stand­ing down as Welsh Labour leader and First Min­is­ter be­fore the end of 2018.

Welsh Labour is hold­ing a spe­cial con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 15 to make a de­ci­sion about the vot­ing sys­tem to be used, after which the lead­er­ship con­test will be launched for­mally.

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