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Gareth Bennett wins UKIP Welsh Assembly Group Leadership Election

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UKIP Party Chairman Tony McIntyre in his role as Deputy Returning Officer announces that of the 876 Wales UKIP members, the total number of votes cast was 514 making it a turnout of 58.7%

The result in full:

Gareth Bennett received 269 votes (58%)

Neil Hamilton received 193 votes (42%) 

Caroline Jones was eliminated in the first round having received 130 votes.


Tony McIntyre said:

"I, therefore, declare that the members have elected Gareth Bennett to be Leader of the UKIP Group in the National Assembly of Wales."

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten commented:


"I wish to extend my congratulations to Gareth Bennett. I now expect all elected members in Wales to work together for UKIP‘s cause and to get on with the job.