WELSH First Minister Carwyn Jones is due to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Assembly Member Carl Sargeant today.

Mr Sargeant, 49, was found hanged at the family home in Connah's Quay, North Wales, by his wife Bernadette on November 7 last year, four days after he was sacked from his role as cabinet secretary for communities and children by Mr Jones.

The father-of-two was also suspended from the Labour Party over allegations of "unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping".

The Leader:

First Minister Carwyn Jones arrives at Ruthin on Wednesday morning to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Carl Sargeant. Pictures: Geoff Abbott

The inquest heard yesterday that Mr Sargeant and told friends there was no truth to the allegations.

The inquest at Ruthin County Hall has previously heard the politician had been told not to speak about the reasons for his sacking in the Welsh Government cabinet reshuffle.

But after being relieved of his government job, Mr Sargeant had tweeted about the allegations against him and vowed to clear his name.

The inquest is due to last until Friday.

The Leader:

Carl Sargeant's family arrive at Ruthin County Hall on Wednesday morning