Saturday, September 19, 1998 Published at 15:00 GMT 16:00 UK
Davies beats off backbench challenge
Ron Davies: 68% of vote and victory in all three sections
Click here for news on Labour's one horse race in Scotland.
Labour has chosen Ron Davies as the party's candidate to lead the new Welsh Assembly.
Since Labour is tipped to be the biggest party in the new assembly, Mr Davies is likely to become First Secretary when elections take place next May.
Mr Morgan had put up a strong challenge at grassroots level but Mr Davies still won a majority of support there.
The secretary of state had been expected to win the other two-thirds of the college.
The Cardiff West MP had unsuccessfully campaigned for a full one-member-one-vote ballot among all 26,000 party members in Wales.
Mr Morgan, an avid backer of devolution who spent years on Labour's Welsh shadow team, has been critical of the Welsh Secretary over the last year.
But in victory Mr Davies paid tribute to him.
"Rhodri, you certainly know how to fight," he said, to applause from the meeting.
He also told the meeting of his hopes for Wales, and said there was "no time to look back".
But he warned that the freedom of devolution placed its own responsibilities.
"From next May we are responsible for our actions.
"We won't be able to look to London for the solutions, we won't be able to look to London to place the blame, or to find cause for our problems.
"That blame culture must come to an end and it must be replaced with a culture of confidence in ourselves, and a culture of determination to improve our own life chances by our own efforts."
The Welsh ballot coincides with the election of unopposed Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar as Labour's leader in the Scottish Assembly.
UK Politics Contents
A-Z of Parliament