What lies ahead for Jack Sargeant? The Assembly's youngest and most in-demand AM

Credit: Family photo

Jack Sargeant's election as AM for Alyn and Deeside was to be expected.

A rock solid Labour seat with a long history of voting Labour.

The turnout at 29% wasn't as bad as some had suggested but still shows the apathy that exists in many parts of Wales towards devolved politics.

In his victory speech, Jack Sargeant spoke of how his family remains devastated by his father's death.

At 23, Mr Sargeant becomes the youngest ever Assembly Member but he will have little time to settle in to his new post.

Carl Sargeant took his own life after he being sacked following allegations surrounding his personal conduct Credit: Family photograph

Some in the Assembly have suggested his presence in Cardiff Bay could prove difficult for Carwyn Jones.

But seeing the First Minister in Labour group meetings and in the Chamber will prove tough for Jack Sargeant too given the grief that he will still be feeling after recent events.

He will have to hit the ground running as investigations into his father's death will report back before the summer and the focus on his response.

Jack Sargeant may be the newest Assembly Member but he will be one of the most in-demand politicians too.