Carl Sargeant found 'hanged at home', inquest told

The father-of-two, from Connah's Quay, North Wales, was suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of "unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping".

He was found dead at his home four days later.

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By-election process begins following Carl Sargeant's death

The by-election process has begun following the death of the former Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant.

Mr Sargeant was found dead at his home on 7th November Credit: PA Images

Mr Sargeant was found dead at his home in Connah's Quay two weeks ago.

As required by the Assembly's rules, the Presiding Officer, Elin Jones, has formally declared a vacancy in his Alyn and Deeside constituency.

Those same rules require that a by-election should be held within three months of the seat becoming vacant which means that a new Assembly Member must be chosen by February 7th 2018.

It's thought that a date set for a vote won't be set until after Mr Sargeant's funeral which will take place on December 1st.

Written statement formally declaring a vacancy in Alyn And Deeside



Labour MP backs calls for independent Carl Sargeant inquiry

A Labour MP for Wrexham has written a letter to First Minister Carwyn Jones supporting calls for an independent inquiry into the death of Carl Sargeant.

In his letter, Ian Lucas, said there are 'a number' of questions that need to be answered.

The former Welsh Government minister was sacked last week after allegations about his personal conduct. He was found dead at an address in Connah's Quay, North Wales, on Tuesday.

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