Jack Sargeant (politician)

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Jack Sargeant

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Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Alyn and Deeside
Assumed office
7 February 2018[1]
Majority6,545 (35.3%)
Preceded byCarl Sargeant
Personal details
Born1994/1995 (age 23–24)
Political partyWelsh Labour

Jack Sargeant (born 1994) is a Welsh Labour Party politician, and a member of the National Assembly for Wales (AM), where he represents the Alyn and Deeside constituency. He was elected at a by-election in February 2018 which had been caused by the death of his predecessor and father Carl Sargeant.

Background[edit]

Sargeant attended Connah's Quay High School. He studied for an engineering apprenticeship at Deeside College before completing a degree course at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham.[2]

He was elected as AM for Alyn and Deeside at a by-election held on 6 February 2018. The constituency's previous incumbent, Carl Sargeant, was Jack Sargeant's father. Carl Sargeant's death in November 2017 triggered the election.[3][4] At 23 years of age, Jack Sargeant was the youngest ever AM elected to the National Assembly.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Sargeant AM – Assembly Member Profile". Assembly.wales. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ Shipton, Martin (10 December 2017). "Carl Sargeant's son bids to take his seat in the National Assembly". Wales Online. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Jack Sargeant wins Alyn and Deeside by-election". BBC News. BBC. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Labour select Carl Sargeant's son for by-election fight". BBC News. BBC. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ Shipton, Martin; Hodgson, Sarah (7 February 2018). "Jack Sargeant wins Alyn and Deeside by-election after his father's death". Wales Online. Retrieved 8 February 2018.