Donald Grewar apologised to the party for his "foolishness" in a letter withdrawing from the race for Newport East in Wales.Read the full story ›
First Minister Carwyn Jones has been talking about the latest Welsh Political Barometer poll, which shows Labour support for next year's Westminster election down to 36%. Two years ago, the party enjoyed 54% support in Wales.
What I take heart from is the fact that despite being in government for 17 years, despite what we've seen happening unfortunately to our colleagues in Scotland, we remain by far the most popular choice for the people of Wales.
Carwyn Jones also said that Labour was ready to take the fight to UKIP, which appears to be on course to become a significant force in the Senedd, according to expert analysis of how people said they would vote in an Assembly election.
We are very keen to combat them by emphasising that UKIP is -when they decide what they stand for- very much a party of the right.
The latest Welsh opinion poll shows Labour support slipping but Prof Roger Scully suggests that the party could still make modest gains.Read the full story ›
Nigel Farage has blamed "open-door immigration" and the state of the M4 motorway for running late to a meeting with Ukip supporters.Read the full story ›
UKIP has unveiled two defectors to the party as it held its first ever Welsh conference near Port Talbot.
The defectors were a former Plaid Cymru councillor from Cardiff and a Conservative councillor from Newport.
Nigel Farage also announced that MEP Nathan Gill would be the party's first leader for Wales.
Our Political Editor Adrian Masters reports:
The leader of the Conservatives on Newport council says he's disappointed but understands why his colleague William Routley has defected to UKIP. David Fouweather said:
I'm disappointed that we've lost Bill but I understand his reasons. He remains a friend and always will be and I wish him all the best in his new venture.
Nigel Farage has told ITV Wales his comments on breastfeeding mothers were "wildly misrepresented".
The Ukip leader stressed that he was not against breastfeeding, but that he respects the rights of private businesses towards their customers.
Farage's suggestion that breastfeeding mothers should "perhaps sit in the corner" was met with widespread criticism yesterday.
1/3 Plaid Cymru comment on defection of Mohamed Sarul Islam to UKIP …
2/3 The former councillor in question has not been an active member of Plaid Cymru for some years.
3/3 He lost his seat in 2012 & his activity levels dropped when…not selected to be candidate in 2013 Riverside byElection in his former Ward
Speaking at the UKIP Welsh conference in Port Talbot, Nigel Farage has appointed Nathan Gill as the leader of UKIP in Wales.
Nigel Farage appoints Nathan Gill the leader of UKIP in Wales.
Farage says appointment of Nathan Gill as Welsh leader of UKIP is sign the party takes Wales and Welsh politics seriously.
Farage says UKIP will now target 7 or 8 seats in Wales next year.