The former Minister for Natural Resources Alun Davies has apologised following his sacking.
Speaking to ITV News Mr Davies made an apology to his civil servants, whom he says he 'placed in a very difficult situation.'
He continued to say how sorry he was to be leaving Government, "I was due to launch the biggest ever rural development programme today so I'm very sorry to be leaving Government at this point in time."
Mr Davies also said he will continue to work with the First Minister and the Welsh Labour Government, stating Blaenau Gwent comes "first, second and third."
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