Labour leadership hopefuls launch campaigns

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The three contenders to succeed Carwyn Jones as Labour leader in Wales have officially launched their campaigns.

The present front-runner, Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford (Lab, Cardiff West), launched his campaign at a community centre in Cardiff. He emphasised his experience – saying there was no time to “learn on the job” – as well as links to former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan and current UK Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething (Lab, Cardiff S. & Penarth), said he would offer a “long-term vision” for Labour in Wales, unveiling a number of policies including the establishment of a National Care Service, apprenticeships for anyone who wants one and removing tuition fees for care leavers.

Lifelong Learning & Welsh Language Minister, Eluned Morgan (Lab, Mid & West Wales) launched her campaign today (11th October), describing herself as “a socialist for the digital era” and promising to campaign “beyond the bubble of Cardiff Bay”.

There’ll be a  more detailed look at the candidates  in the next fortnight on Senedd Home.