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Welsh Labour politician, First Minister of Wales

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Mark Drakeford: Welsh Labour politician, First Minister of Wales
Mark Drakeford is a Welsh politician who has been First Minister of Wales and Leader of the Welsh Labour Party since 2018. He served as Cabinet Secretary for Finance in the Jones Government from 2016 to 2018, Minister for Brexit from 2017 to 2018, and Minister for Health and Social Services from 2013 to 2016. Drakeford was first elected as the Member of the Senedd (MS) for Cardiff West in 2011.

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New Covid-19 restrictions planned for Wales as cases climb again [Video]

New Covid-19 restrictions planned for Wales as cases climb again

Further national restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus will comeinto effect across Wales from next week, First Minister Mark Drakeford hasannounced.

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Welsh First Minister concerned animals will escape from I'm A Celeb camp [Video]

Welsh First Minister concerned animals will escape from I'm A Celeb camp

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford tells BBC Breakfast he isconcerned about non-native species escaping from the I’m A Celebrity… Get MeOut Of Here! castle.

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Mark Drakeford: People should think carefully about Christmas plans [Video]

Mark Drakeford: People should think carefully about Christmas plans

People should “think carefully” about who they meet and how far they travelover Christmas, the First Minister of Wales has said.

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Mark Drakeford on 'Christmas bubble' of three households mixing during festive period [Video]

Mark Drakeford on 'Christmas bubble' of three households mixing during festive period

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford outlines the UK-wide approach tocoronavirus restrictions throughout the Christmas season, in which up to threehouseholds can mix for a limited five-day period...

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Welsh First Minister: Christmas lockdown is not inevitable [Video]

Welsh First Minister: Christmas lockdown is not inevitable

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford urged the public to continue to followcoronavirus guidelines to avoid going into another lockdown.

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Cardiff city centre very busy after lockdown [Video]

Cardiff city centre very busy after lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said Cardiff city centre is being “wellmanaged” amid reports of busy shopping centres and queues outside stores. TheWelsh Government has not “ruled out” taking..

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'Positive signs' Wales' firebreak has worked [Video]

'Positive signs' Wales' firebreak has worked

There are "positive signs" that Wales' firebreak lockdown has curbed the spread of coronavirus in the country, the First Minister has said. Mark Drakeford said recent high numbers of new cases were..

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First Minister Mark Drakeford: Decisions in Wales cannot be driven by those of other nations [Video]

First Minister Mark Drakeford: Decisions in Wales cannot be driven by those of other nations

First Minister Mark Drakeford said decisions in Wales “cannot and will not” bedriven by decisions made by other nations in different circumstances.

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Mark Drakeford adamant Welsh fire-break lockdown will end on November 9 [Video]

Mark Drakeford adamant Welsh fire-break lockdown will end on November 9

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford has said his main message to the Welshpopulation is "Don't spend your time obsessing about rules and asking how faryou can stretch them." His comments came as he..

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Mark Drakeford to ‘review rules’ on essential items [Video]

Mark Drakeford to ‘review rules’ on essential items

First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has responded to calls to change the rules surrounding ‘essential items’ after clothing aisles amongst others were blocked off in supermarkets. Report by..

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Lockdown in Wales is a “short, sharp shock that will save people’s lives” [Video]

Lockdown in Wales is a “short, sharp shock that will save people’s lives”

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said a firebreak lockdown coming into forcein Wales at 6pm on Friday is “a short, sharp shock that will save people’slives”. “The clear advice we have is that..

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First Minister Drakeford announces start of lockdown [Video]

First Minister Drakeford announces start of lockdown

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has announced the start of Wales' seventeen-day lockdown. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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First Minister of Wales: Lockdown designed deliberately to be 'short but very sharp' [Video]

First Minister of Wales: Lockdown designed deliberately to be 'short but very sharp'

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has insisted that the “firebreak”lockdown in Wales will end on November 9 and is designed deliberately to be“short but very sharp”. He told BBC Breakfast..

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Wales announces 'sharp and deep' two week 'firebreak' [Video]

Wales announces 'sharp and deep' two week 'firebreak'

A two-week "firebreak" lockdown will be introduced across Wales from 6pm on Friday. First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the measures at a Welsh Government press conference in Cardiff today. Report..

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Wales announce two-week 'fire break' lockdown [Video]

Wales announce two-week 'fire break' lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford announces a two-week 'fire break' lockdown forWales to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Welsh government looking at 'short sharp' lockdown [Video]

Welsh government looking at 'short sharp' lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed that the Welsh government is looking "very carefully" at introducing a "short, sharp" circuit-breaker coronavirus lockdown. Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Mark Drakeford: Wales considering circuit-breaker lockdown [Video]

Mark Drakeford: Wales considering circuit-breaker lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford says the Welsh Government is considering acircuit-breaker lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Wales' First Minister 'baffled' by Prime Minister's 'unwillingness' to back travel ban [Video]

Wales' First Minister 'baffled' by Prime Minister's 'unwillingness' to back travel ban

First Minister Mark Drakeford speaks to BBC Breakfast about his plan to imposea travel ban on visitors arriving in Wales from areas of the UK with a highrate of Covid-19.

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'More anti-English than anti-Covid' [Video]

'More anti-English than anti-Covid'

Welsh Conservative MP Alun Cairns has said that the threat to close the border between England and Wales is "more anti-English than anti-Covid". This comes after the First Minister of Wales, Mark..

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Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border [Video]

Welsh First Minister threatens to close UK-Wales border

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has threatened to close the border to the English coming from coronavirus hot spots if Boris Johnson refuses to impose UK-wide travel restrictions. He said:..

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Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link [Video]

Scots advised to avoid trips to Blackpool over coronavirus cases link

Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots against travelling, singling out Blackpoolas “associated with a large and growing number of Covid cases in Scotland”. MsSturgeon also backs Welsh First Minister..

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