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Minister sacked amid allegations 'of a sexual nature'

Carl Sargeant says he finds the allegations against him shocking and distressing. Credit: ITV Wales

Communities Secretary Carl Sargeant has been sacked in today's Welsh Government reshuffle and suspended from the Labour party amid allegations over his personal conduct.

Sources have told ITV News that the allegations are of a sexual nature.

Carl Sargeant has been suspended from party membership, and therefore the Labour whip in the National Assembly for Wales, while an investigation into allegations received takes place.

– Welsh Labour Spokesperson

Carl Sargeant has shared the following statement on Twitter:

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Following allegations, received in the last few days, about Carl Sargeant’s conduct, the First Minister has removed him from the Cabinet and has asked Welsh Labour to launch a full investigation.

– First Minister's spokesperson

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Labour celebrate Welsh results

Labour's Antonia Antoniazzi after winning the Gower seat Credit: PA

Welsh Labour are hailing their best vote share since 1997 and three seats gained in Gower, Vale of Clwyd and Cardiff North. Party sources are claiming that the very distinct campaigns fought by Carwyn Jones and Jeremy Corbyn jointly delivered a result beyond expectations.

They say Welsh Labour’s campaign, led by Carwyn Jones, connected positively with voters across Wales, while Labour’s UK campaign, led by Jeremy Corbyn, was hugely effective, especially in energising 18 – 24 year olds who voted in unprecedented numbers.

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