IWA Podcast: Surprise tie in vote for Welsh First Minister

The latest IWA Podcast discusses the tie between Leanne Wood and Carwyn Jones to be Wales’ next First Minister.

What was expected to be a relatively straight forward vote to re-elect Carwyn Jones as First Minister was turned on its head today as Leanne Wood, Plaid Cymru’s Leader stood against him. With the backing of UKIP and the Tories for Wood, the nominations for First Minister were tied with 29 votes for each. Carwyn Jones had to rely on the backing of Kirsty Williams to ensure that he didn’t lose this vote.

With no First Minister appointed today Assembly Members will now have to reconvene in the near future for another vote.

Jess Blair was joined by Daran Hill, MD of Positif, and Professor Siobhan McClelland, a Health Economist, to discuss the surprising events.