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Welsh Labour conference move fuels speculation on Drakeford's departure

THE Welsh Labour spring conference has been moved at short notice to the summer leading to speculation that this will be when leader Mark Drakeford announces that he is stepping down.

Welsh Labour’s Party executive (WEC) met at the weekend but members were keeping tight-lipped about why the traditional spring conference has been moved.

The WEC also discussed the UK party’s interference after the governance and legal unit prevented a Palestinian solidarity debate at the Welsh Labour women’s conference, but again is not revealing what was discussed.

The motion was similar to one passed at the Scottish women’s conference on the same day and expressed solidarity for Palestinian women in their fight for freedom.

Welsh Labour Grassroots (WLG) has taken to social media to attack the interference in Welsh party democracy calling for the rule book to be devolved as agreed at last year’s conference.

“We hope the WEC will make efforts to redeem itself and actually do some work to establish some clear red water between us and UK Labour,” the WLG said.

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