Thursday 6 December 2018 / 3:39 PM Jeremy Corbyn / Wales

Jeremy Corbyn congratulates Mark Drakeford on his election as Welsh Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the election of Mark Drakeford as leader of the Welsh Labour Party, said:

“I would like to congratulate Mark Drakeford AM on his election as leader of the Welsh Labour Party. As leader and as First Minister, I am confident that Mark will demonstrate what Labour in government can achieve by building a more equal society, even in the face of the Conservatives’ callous austerity agenda and cuts to the Welsh budget.

“I know Mark will relentlessly fight for the interests of the Welsh people and stand up to the Tories’ chronic underinvestment in Wales compared to other parts of the UK, particularly London.

“I congratulate Eluned Morgan and Vaughan Gething for the passion with which they campaigned and put forward their visions for Wales.

“I thank Carwyn for his longstanding service to our Party and for his unprecedented electoral success and I wish him well for the future. I am looking forward to working with Mark as he builds on this legacy, to deliver his bold plan for jobs, investment and pioneering proposals for a modern, low carbon economy, run in the interests of the many, not the few.”