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Newport Tory leader 'disappointed' by defection

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.

– Cllr David Fouweather
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Farage: Breastfeeding comments 'wildly misrepresented'

Nigel Farage has told ITV Wales his comments on breastfeeding mothers were "wildly misrepresented".

Ukip leader Nigel Farage speaks to ITV Wales Political Editor Adrian Masters. Credit: ITV Wales/Adrian Masters

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.

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Nigel Farage appoints Nathan Gill as UKIP leader in Wales

Speaking at the UKIP Welsh conference in Port Talbot, Nigel Farage has appointed Nathan Gill as the leader of UKIP in Wales.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage gives opening speech at party's conference in Port Talbot

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Protesters have gathered outside the Welsh UKIP conference in Margam

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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