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UCU response to announcement that Kirsty Williams MS, minister of education, will stand down at next year's Senedd election

27 October 2020

Following the announcement by Kirsty Williams MS, minister for education, that she intends to stand down at next year's Senedd elections UCU policy officer Jamie Insole said: 'Kirsty Williams will rightly be remembered as one of Wales' more formidable education ministers.'

Her service to the post-16 sector was characterised both by a recognition of the value of social partnership and an appreciation of the raw power that sits in our institutions.

'As minister, Kirsty realised that world class post-16 education requires properly rewarded staff, and we thank her for her work to maintain pay-scales and her support for the introduction of a national contract. All in all, her legacy will be fondly felt across both sectors.'

Last updated: 28 October 2020