Last night, Thursday (Apr 27) in Llandeilo, the Carmarthen East & Dinefwr UKIP branch unanimously chose Neil Hamilton, Mid & West Wales AM and UKIP Group Leader in the Senedd, to be their candidate for the General Election.
Commenting, Neil Hamilton said:
“I am delighted to receive the unanimous support of my own Branch and to be confirmed as their candidate to fight the seat for UKIP, as I did for the Assembly Elections last May. I was raised and educated in Ammanford and am proud to represent the area in the Assembly, as part of my Region of Mid & West Wales. A full Brexit is essential to real independence for Wales. A strong vote for UKIP is vital to force the Government to fulfill the wishes of the people expressed in the Referendum. Plaid Cymru’s policy of Wales being governed from Brussels, not Cardiff is the very opposite of independence. I have always believed in positive not negative campaigning. UKIP Cymru’s positive ideas include slashing £8 billion from the foreign aid budget so we can spend it on the NHS instead and cutting the average household electricity bill by £300 a year by scrapping ‘green’ taxes & levies. The outcome of this Election is not in doubt. We all know the Conservatives will be returned with a large majority on 8 June. This election is about effective opposition, both in Parliament and in the country. Neither Labour nor Plaid is up to the job. UKIP forced the Tories to give us a referendum. A group of UKIP MPs will give the political establishment another long overdue wake-up call. I look forward to the campaign with relish.”