FIRST MINISTER of Wales Vaughan Gething was in Newport visiting a school on Thursday, and during media interviews, was asked about the sacking of a member of his cabinet. 

Mr Gething made the decision to sack Hannah Blythyn from Government earlier this morning, and released an official statement. 

He said: "I have today asked the Minister for Social Partnership, Hannah Blythyn to leave Government.

"I would like to put on record my gratitude for the work the Member for Delyn has led in Government since 2017, most notably her leadership on the LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales, the fire and rescue services review, and our valuable work with social partners."

When asked to elaborate on his statement while visiting Newport, Mr Gething highlighted the importance of trust within Government, and said he had nothing further to add to his earlier statement. 

He said: "What is important now is getting on with what matters, such as key investments in education. 

"I am sure there will be a way back into Government for Hannah in time."

Blythyn posted on X (formerly Twitter) saying: "I am deeply shocked and saddened by what has happened today. I am clear and have been clear that I did not, nor have I ever leaked anything. Integrity is all in politics and I retain mine. 

"For a kid from Connah’s Quay it is an immense privilege to serve the community that shaped me, let alone to have served in my country’s government. I will say no more at present."