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Former Welsh Secretary says UK must leave EU

Former Welsh Secretary says UK must leave EU Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Former Welsh Secretary David Jones has told UKIP's spring conference that the centre right must work together if the UK is to exit the European Union.

The Clwyd West MP was speaking at a vote leave fringe event in Llandudno, saying Nigel Farage's party have an important role to play in the campaign.

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Wales will leave the EU declares Nathan Gill

Nathan Gill delivers a speech during the Ukip Spring Conference. Credit: Gareth Fuller / PA Archive

Ukip's Welsh leader Nathan Gill is expected to set out the case for Wales to leave the European Union at the party's spring conference in Llandudno.

He's expected to call for the devolution of fishing to the Welsh Assembly if the UK exits the EU and if there's a leave vote Mr Gill says it would help protect farmers and put power back into the hands of the people.

A recent ITV Wales / Cardiff University opinion poll put the leave camp on course for victory in Wales at June's referendum.

Mr Gill is expected to call on activists to give every last ounce of effort insisting there's only 16 weeks left to change the course of history for good.

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Wales will leave the EU declares UKIP's Nathan Gill

Nathan Gill MEP delivers a speech during the UKIP Spring Conference. Credit: Gareth Fuller / PA Images

Ukip's Welsh leader Nathan Gill is expected to set out the case for Wales to leave the European Union at the party's spring conference in Llandudno.

He's expected to call for the devolution of fishing to the Welsh Assembly if the UK exits the EU and if there's a leave vote Mr Gill says it would help protect farmers and put power back into the hands of the people.

A recent ITV Wales / Cardiff University opinion poll put the leave camp on course for victory in Wales at June's referendum.

Mr Gill is expected to call on activists to give every last ounce of effort insisting there's only 16 weeks left to change the course of history for good.

Farage goes but Ukip has Welsh Assembly in its sights

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of his party after failing to be elected as an MP but says Ukip now has its sights set on doing well at the Welsh Assembly elections in 2016.

Ukip did not win a single seat in Wales. However, the party came second in several areas and had the third largest overall number of votes in Wales.

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Ukip's Nathan Gill: 'Plaid may take Ynys Mon seat'

By Ian Lang, Ynys Môn

Ukip's Nathan Gill is speculating that Plaid may well take the Ynys Môn seat, with his party coming in third after Labour.

Plaid Cymru are saying they believe it's going to be close, with much depending on the vote in Holyead.

It could hinge on how many Labour voters take a punt on UKIP - but one observer is saying that, at the moment, the Conservatives seem to be doing better than UKIP.

Meanwhile the Liberal Democrat candidate Mark Rosenthal is admitting that it's not likely to be his night, but is still hoping to pick up votes.

But, as one party helper said: "The night is still young."

Welsh UKIP defector rejoins Conservatives

A Welsh defector to UKIP has returned to the Conservative party - less than six months after leaving it.

William Routley had been welcomed to UKIP at its Welsh conference in December by the party's leader Nigel Farage.

Now the former Newport councillor says that he thinks the only way to secure controls on immigration and a renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union is by voting Conservative. But he told Political Editor Adrian Masters that he has no regrets about his move.

In terms of Mr Routley's membership: we would say that whilst it is always unfortunate to lose a member, winning votes is what matters, and UKIP are on-course to win millions of votes in this election.

– UKIP Wales spokesman

Meanwhile, UKIP Wales leader Nathan Gill told ITV News: "It's no difference to us, one way or the other":

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