Welsh Labour leader Carwyn Jones has announced that he is standing down in the autumn.
This should open the door for a left-wing leader to take over and begin the rebuilding of the party in Wales, which many members have considered moribund. However, the continued imposition of an ‘electoral college’ voting system in Wales – and the relatively strong influence of the right among Welsh unions – may mean the right can cling on, as it was likely intended to.
Time for Labour’s left majority in Wales and union activists to get to work, so a new, left-wing leader can democratise the party in line with members’ wishes.
The new leader is expected to be in place by December.
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