The Welsh minister for the economy is making the early running in the leadership contest, looking well placed to work closely with both Starmer and unions
Vaughan Gething was the first member of the Senedd (MS) to confirm his intentions to become the next first minister of Wales. Notably, Gething announced his bid to replace Mark Drakeford without mentioning the words “first minister” in his eight-paragraph-long statement. Instead, he outlined his hope of becoming the next leader of the Welsh Labour party.
The two jobs of course go together, but Gething’s choice of words confirmed his passion for Welsh Labour, which rings true for the 10 MPs and eight MSs who have already thrown their weight behind him.