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'A victory of the UKIP people' - party celebrate first Assembly seats

UKIP have called today's election results a "victory of the UKIP people" after they secured their first seats in the Assembly.

Michelle Brown was speaking as UKIP gained their first Welsh Assembly seats.

Michelle Brown was speaking after the party won two seats through the North Wales regional list.

Both she and Nathan Gill, the party's leader in Wales, have been elected as Assembly Members for North Wales.

This isn't my victory or Nathan's victory, this is a victory of the UKIP people who've been out there for years, pushing the message, letting people know that we don't have two horns and a tail

– Michelle Brown, UKIP

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Cardiff West result 'coming soon'

The final constituency result for Wales - Cardiff West - is believed to be announced shortly.

The long delay is said to be because a batch of first-past-the-post Cardiff West ballot papers became lost beneath the regional list papers.

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Rathbone and Morgan celebrate reclaiming seats

Jenny Rathbone and Julie Morgan have celebrated together after reclaiming their constituency seats in Cardiff.

Jenny Rathbone and Julie Morgan celebrate their wins Credit: Bethan Muxworthy

Rathbone retained her seat in Cardiff Central, beating off competition from the Liberal Democrat's Eluned Parrott.

Elsewhere Julie Morgan kept hold of Cardiff North, despite claiming earlier in the the evening that she wasn't confident she'd be able to.

Jayne Cowan of the Conservatives was her closest competitor, but still nearly 4,000 votes distant from the eventual winner.

UKIP wins first two seats in Assembly

UKIP has won its first two seats in the Assembly through the North Wales regional list.

Nathan Gill, the party's leader in Wales, and Michelle Brown have been elected as Assembly Members for North Wales.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage was quick to tweet his congratulations:

The other two seats in the region went to Plaid Cymru's Llyr Gruffydd and Conservative Mark Isherwood.

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