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US News Corbyn attends family funeral ‘celebration’ for Welsh politician Carl Sargeant

17:05  01 december  2017
17:05  01 december  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined mourners at the funeral of Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant. © Press Association Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined mourners at the funeral of Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined mourners at the funeral of Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant.

The 49-year-old was found hanged at his home in Connah’s Quay, North Wales, on November 7, four days after being removed from his role as cabinet secretary for communities and children.


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The coffin of former Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant arrives for his funeral service (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The coffin of former Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant arrives for his funeral service (Peter Byrne/PA) On Friday, friends, family and colleagues gathered at St Mark’s Church in Connah’s Quay for his funeral at midday.

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It is thought the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn , will attend the funeral at Connah’s Quay in north Wales. Carl Sargeant ’s family have said they want his funeral to be a day of celebration .

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among politicians who attended from all major parties, with many people gathered outside the Flintshire council deputy leader Bernie Attridge, a lifelong friend of Mr Sargeant , said: " Family and friends are not seeing it as a funeral but as a celebration of Carl 's life."


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Corbyn attends funeral of labour's carl sargeant who died after harassment probe Jeremy Corbyn attended the funeral of Labour Welsh Assembly member Carl

Carl Sargeant (1968 – 7 November 2017) was a Welsh politician who was the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in the Welsh Government. He represented the constituency of Alyn and Deeside in the National Assembly for Wales from 2003.

Mr Corbyn was among the mourners, along with Ukip AM Neil Hamilton and Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami.

Mr Sargeant's wife, Bernie was comforted by their son Jack (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Mr Sargeant's wife, Bernie was comforted by their son Jack (Peter Byrne/PA) First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones did not attend the service at the request of Mr Sargeant’s family.

The funeral was due to be followed by karaoke in the Connah’s Quay Labour Club.


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The church was full for the service with mourners, who were asked to wear brightly coloured clothes, also gathering outside.

Those attending were given white ribbons to wear as part of a campaign to end domestic violence against women, which was supported by Mr Sargeant.

The 49-year-old was found hanged at his home in Connah's Quay (PA) © Provided by The Press Association The 49-year-old was found hanged at his home in Connah's Quay (PA)

The order of service described the funeral as a “service to celebrate the life of Carl Sargeant” and included the phrase “laugh, sing, dance and go on”.


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The family of deceased Carl Sargeant described the Welsh politician as "the glue that bound us together". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the politician 's death was "terrible and deeply shocking news".

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Mr Tami said: “It’s been very difficult for everyone. The number of people here shows what Carl meant and what he did.”

Mr Sargeant’s son, Jack, had said the service would be a “celebration” of his father’s life.

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He said: “Everyone who knew Dad will understand he wouldn’t want it any other way.

“He was never one for pomp. He was never one for ‘airs and graces’. That was never his style. So we ask that there be no formal suits nor black worn on this day of celebration.


“We want people to wear something that makes them feel happy and to come and remember Dad as he was – kind, generous and the life and soul of the party.”

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