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Who will replace Carwyn Jones as the next Welsh Labour leader?

Carwyn Jones announced he'd step down as Welsh Labour leader Credit: PA

Carwyn Jones has announced he will be stepping down as Welsh Labour leader in the autumn. We take a look at three AMs tipped to run as candidates to replace him.

Mark Drakeford

Mark Drakeford Credit: ITV Wales

The current Finance Secretary has been the AM for Cardiff West since 2011. He formerly served as the Health Secretary and was a long term adviser to Rhodri Morgan as First Minister.

He's also been a Labour councillor and before entering politics Mark Drakeford was a probation officer and a project leader at Barnardos.

Vaughan Gething

Vaughan Gething Credit: PA

Vaughan Gething is the current Health Secretary and has been an AM since 2011. He's a member of GMB and Unite unions and was the youngest ever Wales TUC president.

Before entering politics Gething worked as a solicitor and was a partner at law firm Thompsons.

Eluned Morgan

Eluned Morgan Credit: ITV

Eluned Morgan is the current minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning and was elected in 2016.

Her political career began as an MEP in 1994 when she was the youngest member of the European Parliament. She also sits in the House of Lords as Baroness Morgan of Ely.

In a poll we asked whether people liked, disliked or had no opinion of the various politicians. All three potential candidates had failed to make much impression on the electorate.

  • Mark Drakeford - 70% in poll had no opinion of him.
  • Vaughan Gething - 66% asked had no opinion of him.
  • Eluned Morgan - 70% asked had no opinion of her.

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