UKIP Welsh Conference gets underway

Nigel Farage is expected to speak as UKIP's Welsh Conference gets underway in Port Talbot.

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Nigel Farage expected to speak at UKIP Welsh Conference

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to deliver the opening speech when the party's Welsh Conference gets underway in Port Talbot later.

Nigel Farage is expected to be in Port Talbot today. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

UKIP members and activists are set to gather at the Margam Orangery from midday.

Nathan Gill, the returning MEP for Wales, is also expected to attend, along with other senior MEPs and candidates for next year's General Election.

UKIP Welsh Conference gets underway in Port Talbot

UKIP says it will be the main challenger in next year's UK Election in parts of Wales that have traditionally voted Labour.

The party's Welsh conference is getting underway this evening in Margam near Port Talbot.

Its leader, Nigel Farage, will address the conference tomorrow and is meeting members tonight.

Our Political Editor Adrian Masters reports from the conference.

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