Labour's Chief Whip in the National Assembly, Janice Gregory, has announced that she'll stand down as an AM next year. She was first elected in 1999, representing Ogmore, where her father, Ray Powell, was the MP.
I was proud to be a member of the First Assembly and I am proud of the progress the institution has made since then in so many areas to improve the lives of the people of Wales.
I will never forget the achievements of the past 16 years but I now feel the time is right for me to stand down
– Janice Gregory AM
It is rare indeed for a politician to be happy to work incredibly hard in order for others to take all the plaudits, but Janice has been totally selfless in her Assembly career, always putting Labour members, local people and the country first.