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Former Tory Minister's UKIP Euro bid

ITV Wales understands that former Wales Office minister and former Conservative Assembly leader Rod Richards has joined UKIP and is hoping to become one of the party's candidates in next year's European Parliament elections

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  1. Adrian Masters

Resignation in UKIP selection row

A leading UKIP member in Wales has quit a top party job because of the inclusion of a former Conservative minister in the list of those hoping to become MEP for Wales.

I understand that Kevin Mahoney, a Vale of Glamorgan councillor, has resigned as Regional Organiser for Wales and withdrawn his own bid from the application process because of his objection to the inclusion of Rod Richards on lists for further consideration by members.

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