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Corbyn ally Mark Drakeford to be new Welsh first minister | Politics



The next prime minister of Wales will be Mark Drakeford, an expert politician who defines himself as a socialist of the 21st century and is a passionate supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

Drakeford, 64, won the race to replace Carwyn Jones Labor leader in Wales and should be confirmed next week as the fourth person to fill the post.

In his victory speech, Drakeford said that under his leadership Welsh Labor would follow "radical socialist traditions" in the style of Aneurin Bevan, Michael Foot and former Prime Minister Rhodri Morgan. He said he would be dedicated to creating a "Wales that is a beacon of hope in an obscure world".

His proximity to the Labor leader of the United Kingdom means that he will be subjected to the examination of political opponents in London and Cardiff. All the problems the Welsh government faces or make mistakes could be used as ammunition to attack the Labor Party and Corbinian.

Conservative leader in Welsh Assembly Paul Davies said, "While Mark Drakeford is mandated to lead by the Labor Party, he does not have a mandate to lead the Welsh people. The Welsh Assembly will provide an opportunity for the public to approve, or otherwise, its plans. "

Drakeford, who was the leader of the leadership, won the bid with 54% of the votes after going to a second round.

He is at the center-left of the Welsh Labor Party and was the only member of the then Welsh cabinet who voted for Corbyn in his first leadership offer in 201

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Drakeford worked as a special adviser for Morgan, one of the most charismatic Welsh politicians of recent years, celebrating the famous "clear red water" between the Labor party and the UK party – led by Tony Blair. Drakeford believes this division is no longer necessary.

Brexit will, of course, be ranked first on Drakeford's list of priorities, while on the inside scene one of its first tasks will be to oversee a decision on an extremely controversial road map: the plan to carve a new stretch of highway 14 miles long through the ancient Gwent Levels near Newport.

He will also have to heal fractures in Welsh work after the death of Carl Sargeant, who was found dead four days after being fired amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior for women.

Corbyn said: "I'm sure Mark will demonstrate what government work can achieve by building a fairer society, even in the face of the huge conservative austerity agenda and cuts to the Welsh budget.

" I know that Mark will fight incessantly for the interests of the Welsh people and will oppose the chronic under-investment of the Tories in Wales compared to other parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in London.

At the conclusion of the trial, all four party groups represented in the Welsh Assembly – Labor, the Welsh conservatives, Plaid Cymru and Ukip – will have changed the leader during 2018. [19659014]
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