Labour leaders did not 'condone' the use of the party's name in a campaign against changes to A&E services in South Wales, according to Carwyn Jones. The First Minister was responding to questions about the role of the Education Minister in campaign supporting Llantrisant's Royal Glamorgan hospital.
He said he'd discussed what sort of campaigning was appropriate with Leighton Andrews who he said hadn't stepped beyond 'tramlines' within which a minister was expected to operate. But he was more critical about the original name of the campaign group 'Labour4RoyalGlam' which has since been changed.
A Labour AM involved in the campaign last week said the change stemmed from 'people on the ground' wanting it to be cross-party. But it seems the pressure came from the Labour leadership. Here's what Carwyn Jones said when asked if he'd been comfortable with the earlier use of the party's name:.
A consultation has been launched on the future of some major health services in south and south-east Wales.
Areas including A&E care, children's services, and maternity and neonatal care could be affected. A consultation has been launched.