The First Minister of Wales has responded to the Senior Coroner for North Wales, John Gittins, regarding the Prevention of Future Deaths Report issued after Carl Sargeant’s inquest.
In a statement issued through Hudgell Solicitors, Jack Sargeant AM said:
“As a family we welcome the First Minister’s considered response to the coroner. It is clear to us that the current First Minister is taking his responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of ministers seriously and in such a way that was not in place at the time of Dad’s death.
“Of course, none of it is easy reading for us. We can’t help feeling that the slapdash and underhand approach taken by the previous First Minister when removing Dad from government significantly contributed to his death. We hope that Mark Drakeford will now be the guardian of a kinder type of politics.”
The inquest into the death of former Welsh Assembly Member Carl Sargeant concluded in July.