Welsh Labour Leadership Election 2024

Following the announcement by Mark Drakeford that he will be standing down as Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister of Wales, Welsh Labour has begun the process of selecting a new Leader. On this page you can find information about that election, and we will be providing regular updates.

After 2pm on 21st December, we will provide the details of prospective candidates who have met the minimum threshold to move on to the next stage. We will also provide the names of the MSs who have nominated them.

From 1st January, we will update this page every Friday with the latest details of CLP and Affiliate nominations, as well as PLP and Labour Group Leader supporting nominations.









Welsh Labour Leader & First Minister
Mark Drakeford

Mark was born and brought up in west Wales before moving to Cardiff more than 30 years ago. A former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardos project leader in Ely and Caerau, he has been a professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University. In the 1980s and 1990s Mark was a Labour Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council. Between 2000 and 2010 he worked as the Cabinet's health and social policy adviser at the Welsh Government.

Mark became the Assembly Member for Cardiff West in May 2011, and was re-elected in May 2016. In December 2018 Mark was elected Leader of Welsh Labour.

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