The #SaveWILG campaign will not be operating for a few days to respectfully pay tribute to the passing of dedicated former Assembly Member Carl Sargeant who reportedly took his own life on the 7th of November 2017.
Below, I have included a report from the BBC into his sad passing. The thoughts of everyone at the #SaveWILG campaign headquarters are with his family and friends.
An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, it is understood.
Carl Sargeant, 49, lost his job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last Friday.
He was suspended from Labour after the first minister learned of a number of alleged incidents involving women.
A family statement said they were “devastated beyond words” at the loss of “the glue that bound us together”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the death was “deeply shocking news”.
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Mr Sargeant, who was married and had two children, was found dead at his home in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, on Tuesday morning.
He was sacked from his Welsh Government job after allegations about his behaviour were passed to First Minister Carwyn Jones’ office.
Mr Jones had said on Monday he felt he had no choice but to refer the matter to the party. Mr Sargeant had vowed to clear his name.
The Welsh Assembly’s business for Tuesday was cancelled as a mark of respect following his death, and meetings on Wednesday and Thursday will also not take place.