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UKIP's Assembly leader to be announced

The leader of UKIP in the Assembly is to be announced later today, following a meeting of its members.

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It's understood the former Conservative MP for Tatton turned UKIP AM Neil Hamilton is the front runner for the position.

The 67-year-old year old is reported to have the support of three fellow members, thought to be Gareth Bennett, Caroline Jones and Michelle Brown.

Under party rules UK leader Nigel Farage appoints the party's Welsh leader - currently Nathan Gill - but the group leader is a separate post.

An announcement is expected before 6PM.

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