Tearful Assembly Member Bethan Jenkins apologises to Senedd for drink-drive conviction
AN Assembly Member who was censured following a conviction for drink-driving broke down in tears as she apologised in the Senedd.
Last week, South Wales West member Bethan Jenkins was criticised for not appearing in front of members to apologise.
She had travelled to London with Visteon pensioners to protest.
At the plenary meeting in the National Assembly, the Standards Committee presented a report recommending that the AM be officially censured.
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The motion was passed.
Speaking to members today, Miss Jenkins said: "Thank you for allowing me this time to address the Senedd, Llywydd.
"I would like to thank the Standards Committee for the work it has done and for this report.
"I realised that I was likely to face criticism for my decision to go to London, but I was prepared to face that in order to support the Visteon pensioners, who I have been supporting for four years now in their campaign.
"I would like thank the Visteon pensioners, members of the public, and those AMs of all parties who have been supportive and understanding during these past few months.
"I would like it put on record the apologies I have made to the public already, and to this Assembly through my statements to the Standards Committee.
"Diolch yn fawr."