UKIP Leader Nigel Farage today opened UKIP Wales' first ever Autumn Conference which takes place amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Organgery in Margam. In his speech Nigel Farage praised the fantastic progress of the Party in Wales both electorally and organisationally which has seen it's membership treble and came within 5000 votes of beating Labour in the European Elections in May, which he said "was simply the most stunning result of the night".
As a recognition of this and the tremendous work of Nathan Gill, MEP for Wales, UKIP Party Leader Nigel Farage has today announced the appointment of Nathan as Leader of UKIP in Wales.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "It was a tremendous honour to open the UKIP Wales Autumn Conference and it was my pleasure to announce Nathan Gill as Leader of UKIP in Wales."
"Nathan Gill's appointment is a sign the party takes Wales and Welsh politics seriously."
It has also been announced today that the Party will be increasing the number of seats that will be targeted in Wales in next year's General Election, a further reflection of the great progress the Party is making in Wales. As for the Assembly elections in 2016, Nigel Farage said that UKIP will go into those elections with a genuine belief that we can be the opposition party in Cardiff Bay."
Nigel's speech ended with Mohammed-Sarul Islam joining UKIP from Plaid Cymru and William J Routley joining UKIP from the Conservatives.