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.”