AMs pay tribute to former First Minister Rhodri Morgan

Cardiff North AM Julie Morgan had paid tribute to her late husband - the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

Mr Morgan died suddenly last Wednesday aged 77.

First Minister Carwyn Jones opened tributes in the Senedd to his predecessor. Mr Jones recalled how he'd been appointed to the Welsh cabinet by a man he regarded as a father figure.

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Parties lead tributes to Rhodri Morgan

Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood has led tributes to the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan, who has died at the age of 77.

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Rhodri Morgan was much respected across the political spectrum and led Wales with distinction during a crucial period in Welsh history.

I extend my condolences on behalf of everyone in Plaid Cymru to his family." Ends

– Leanne Wood AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru

Wales has lost a giant political figures tonight in Rhodri Morgan. Our deepest condolences to Julie and family.

– Mark Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

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