Monday, 23 May 2016

Kirsty Williams - Education Secretary

I voted for Kirsty Williams to become Education Secretary and was proud to do so. A rather inspired decision by Carwyn Jones I thought. Yes, yes, of course it strengthens his numbers in the Chamber but it also strengthens the future of education in Wales. Wales will now have a Cabinet Member from a rural background, who understands the impact of small school closures on our communities and the financial pressures on our Universities. That matters to me very much. This is one of the biggest spending government departments; not a poisoned chalice but a hugely positive opportunity for education in Wales. She's going to be great and I wish her well.       82% of special conference backs progressive agreement between Kirsty and Welsh Labour.