Wales to swear in first black leader

Wales to swear in first black leader
Wales to swear in first black leader

Hello and welcome to the details of Wales to swear in first black leader and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Labour’s Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services of Wales speaks following the announcement of results in the Senedd and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections at a sports centre being used as a counting centre in Cardiff, Wales, Britain, May 7, 2021. — Reuters pic

LONDON, March 16 — Wales is set to appoint its first black leader after Vaughan Gething was announced as the winner of the Welsh Labour leadership election today.

Gething will succeed Mark Drakeford, 69, who announced in December that he was stepping down.

The 50-year-old said he would have “the honour of becoming the first black leader in any European country” when he becomes Welsh first minister next week.

“Today, we turn a page in the book of our nation’s history. A history we write together,” he told Labour party members in Cardiff.


Labour heads the devolved administration in Cardiff and Gething is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday.

“His appointment as first minister of Wales, the first black leader in the UK, will be an historic moment that speaks to the progress and values of modern-day Wales,” UK Labour leader Keir Starmer said in a statement.

Gething was born in Zambia to a white father from Wales and a black Zambian mother.


Once he takes office, the leaders of three of the UK’s four governments will be non-white.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is of Indian descent, while the parents of Scotland’s pro-independence first minister Humza Yousaf migrated from Pakistan.

Drakeford’s departure will herald the latest political transition in the UK.

Yousaf took office last year while Michelle O’Neill made history last month by becoming Northern Ireland’s first Irish nationalist leader.

Opinion polls tip Starmer to succeed Sunak, a Conservative, as UK prime minister following an election due this year.

Drakeford has been first minister since December 2018, and seen four UK prime ministers come and go.

His tenure was dominated by the effects of austerity policies of the Conservative government in London, then Brexit and the Covid pandemic.

Drakeford’s regular televised appearances throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and his cautious approach to lifting restrictions, boosted his prominence among the Welsh public.

But his popularity slumped after he refused to back down on a decision to impose lower speed limits in built-up areas.

In 1998, Tony Blair’s Labour government devolved a number of powers, including healthcare, transport and social policies, from London to new legislatures in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

The UK government sets policies for England, and retains control over countrywide issues such as foreign policy and defence. — AFP

These were the details of the news Wales to swear in first black leader for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Mediterranean ministers urge EU to ‘deepen’ ties to tackle migration roots
NEXT US House to vote on long-awaited $95 billion Ukraine, Israel aid package

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]