Hamilton 'could take UKIP backwards'


Mark Reckless, Nathan Gill and Neil Hamilton

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Mark Reckless, Nathan Gill and Neil Hamilton had been all smiles when the first UKIP AMs were sworn in last Saturday

UKIP’s electoral success in Wales will be “undone” by using Neil Hamilton turning into chief of the birthday party’s meeting workforce, a UKIP branch chairman has mentioned.

Mr Hamilton defeated UKIP Wales chief Nathan Gill in a vote of the celebration’s seven newly-elected AMs on Tuesday.

Newport department chairman James Peterson instructed BBC Wales Mr Hamilton’s victory may take the celebration “backwards”.

But UKIP’s Islwyn candidate Joe Smyth mentioned the previous Tory MP “ticks all the bins for being a pace-setter”.

Mr Gill is still chief of the birthday celebration in Wales, having been appointed by using Nigel Farage in 2014.

‘Wealth of experience’

Deep divisions were exposed within UKIP Wales for the reason that its AMs met to choose their team leader.

One senior birthday party member mentioned he “can’t see Mr Hamilton uniting the birthday celebration”. Every Other mentioned he was “making enemies”.

Mr Peterson informed Sunday Politics Wales the result of Tuesday’s vote supposed these voters who backed the party at the election had been “misled”.

“I Think it’s reasonable for folks to have presumed Nathan Gill would be in charge and I Believe that is what folks went out and voted for,” he said.

Other members welcomed Mr Hamilton’s election, accusing Mr Gill of being “vulnerable”.

Mr Smyth mentioned: “I Believe it can be a very good thing for UKIP having Neil elected because the crew leader.

“As a person he’s a real gents, he brings a wealth of experience and data and in my books he ticks all the packing containers for being a pace-setter.”


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