"We will govern in a way that seeks out consensus", says First Minister


Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images). Senedd (Image: Gwalia).

First Minister Mark Drakeford has stated his intention to form a government that will "work collaboratively with others" in the interests of the country.


Drakeford said he will govern in a way that "seeks out consensus" and "listens" to other politicians, as well as "partners" in the public, private, and third sectors.


He said he will also work "in partnership" with other governments across the UK, provided relations are conducted "with parity of esteem and respect."


He said that his job was to "stand up for Wales" whenever the need arises.


He also said that his government would "take on board new and progressive ideas — from wherever they come."


He listed a number of issues that his government would explore including, clean air, universal basic income, and the housing crisis in Welsh-speaking communities.

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