Welsh First Minister has been forced to admit he does have WhatsApp on his phone after telling the Senedd he didn’t use it in a row over Covid-era messages.
Mark Drakeford, 69, was forced to correct the record last night after telling the assembly on Tuesday that while some messages from his government may have been delated, he did not use the popular communications app.
In a session on Tuesday Mr Drakeford told MSs: ‘I know, in my case, I’ve never had any deletion arrangements on the phone, because I would have no idea how to make it happen. I don’t use WhatsApp either.’
But he was forced to correct the record in a letter to presiding officer Elin Jones after the opposition Tories provided proof that he does have the app on his phone.
He said: ‘I have reviewed my exchange with the leader of the Welsh Conservatives during First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) yesterday (7 November) and I would like to clarify that I have WhatsApp downloaded to my Senedd-issued mobile phone.