Former Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant dies days after Labour Party suspension

Former Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant dies days after Labour Party suspension

Sargeant faced allegations relating to his personal conduct

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A former Welsh government minister has died only days after being sacked from his position and suspended from the Labour Party.

Carl Sargeant faced allegations relating to his personal conduct, and is understood to have taken his own life.

A statement from his family said his relatives were “devastated beyond words” at his death, saying he was “the glue” which had bound them together.

They paid tribute to him, calling him a “much loved husband, father, and friend.”

The Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, called Sargeant’s death “terrible” and said it was “deeply shocking news.”

The party’s Deputy Labour, Tom Watson, said the former minister had been a “powerful voice” to represent Wales.

A spokesperson representing North Wales Police confirmed they were investigating an address in Connah’s Quay, but gave no further details.