Wales politics

Mick Antoniw proposed for Welsh Counsel General

Mick Antoniw Image copyright Labour

Pontypridd AM Mick Antoniw is to be put forward to be the next Counsel General - the senior legal advisor to the Welsh Government.

The Labour politician would replace Theodore Huckle who held the role last term.

The appointment needs to be signed off by the assembly next week.

"It's a great honour to be nominated for such an important position at such a crucial time in the constitutional development of Wales", Mr Antoniw said.

Mr Antoniw previously practised as a lawyer with trade union law firm Thompsons.

Mr Huckle, who served from 2011 to 2016, was not an assembly member and Mr Antoniw's appointment would mark the return of handing the position to an elected politician.

He no longer serves as chairman of the Welsh Government's EU Programme Monitoring Committee, which he took on after previous chair Jenny Rathbone was sacked from the role.

The Welsh Government has been approached for comment.

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