Welsh chief in quit calls after suicide
Sargeant, 49, are furious the exact allegations were not put to him, claiming he was not given a chance to defend himself. But Mr Jones insisted: “I properly did all that I could to make sure that every- thing was being done by the book. I had no alternative... I hope people understand that.” His voice cracking with emotion, he added: “Carl was my friend”, and spoke of the anguish suffered by widow Bernie, 48, and kids Lucy, 26, and Jack, 23, at home in Connah’s Quay, North Wales.
Labour AM Jenny Rathbone said: “If allegations are made against you, you must know what they are so you can respond to them. That doesn’t appear to have happened.”
It has since emerged ex-communities and Children’s Secretary Mr Sargeant faced claims of “unwanted attention, touching or groping”.
It comes as Tory MP Charlie Elphicke, suspended over “serious allegations” says he still does not know what he is accused of. He denies any “criminal wrongdoing”.
PRESSURE Leader Jones & Sargeant