Last week, the First Minister claimed that he was living in a “hut” at the bottom of his garden. This revelation was part of a media strategy to make Mark Drakeford come across as a man of the people subject to the same inconveniences as the wider public.
But was this revelation entirely accurate? Is the building that Mark Drakeford has been sleeping really a hut or could it be the coach house that received planning permission in 2004 to be converted into a two-story ancillary accommodation?
According to the planning application submitted under his wife’s name, the conversion would result in the ground floor having a kitchen/lounge and shower room with a double bedroom upstairs. How will the Welsh Labour Leader’s “man of the people” PR campaign spin this one?