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Community back Carwyn Jones for Labour NEC

27th July 2020

Community trade union are backing Carwyn Jones for the Welsh seat on the Labour Party’s National Executive Council.

Carwyn Jones was First Minister of Wales between 2009-2018, and has long been a friend of Community trade union.

Rob Edwards, Community’s Regional Secretary for Wales, said:

“We’re delighted to back Carwyn for the seat. He has years of experience standing up for Wales and for Welsh workers.”

“As our country looks towards a cliff edge of unemployment, the Labour Government in Wales has an important role to play in protecting jobs and industry as well as the communities that rely on them. It is important that at this crucial time our Party holds the trust of Welsh workers if we are to recover from this crisis. That isn’t just the responsibility of Welsh Labour or the Welsh Government – it is the responsibility of the Labour Party.”

“We believe that through Carwyn, Wales and Welsh workers have a strong voice at the centre of the Labour Party.”

Carwyn Jones, candidate for the seat, said:

“Whether it is fighting for the future of our steel industry, or fighting Tory austerity, I have always been proud to campaign alongside my friends in Community. As Welsh Labour’s leader for nine years, I made sure we prioritised good work for everyone, and brought better jobs closer to home. Together we axed the Tory Trade Union Act, and retained crucial protections for Welsh workers. I am honoured to receive the nomination from Community for election to Labour’s NEC and I will be a strong voice for Welsh workers at the party’s top table.”

Notes: Community is one of twelve trade unions affiliated to the Labour Party.