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Rhodri Morgan appointed as First Minister, 25/5/07 [W]

Rhodri Morgan has been appointed as First Minister of Wales. He was nominated be a Plenary Session of the Assembly on 25 May 2007 and subsequently appointed by the Queen.

Following his nomination Mr Morgan addressed the National Assembly. He explained that the Welsh Assembly Government’s legislative programme and policy proposals would be outlined on 6 June, and that child poverty reduction and better access to healthcare would be among the issues covered.

The full text of the First Minister’s comments is available in the Assembly’s Record of Proceedings.