Author: Gareth Bennett AM

Bolton – a personal ‘take’ on the speeches

Paul Nuttall attacked a Labour Party that had “nothing in common with working-class people” in a powerful Conference debut as UKIP leader. Nuttall’s hard-hitting and, at times, rawly emotional oration was the highlight of a Ukip Spring Conference featuring many impassioned and entertaining speakers. The leader’s speech came at the end of what he acknowledged had been a difficult week. When he referred to the events unfolding in Stoke during the by-election campaign, and the extraordinarily vicious campaign against him by sections of the media, he sounded emotional and bruised.  But he remained defiant, promising that Labour “won’t break…

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The Welsh Assembly – the first report by one of our AMs

We were seven UKIP AMs, now – with former, appointed leader in Wales Nathan Gill resigning from the group –  we are seemingly six. Once we settled down into our Assembly group, all the UKIP AMs were given particular areas of policy to concentrate on. I was appointed as the UKIP spokesman in the Assembly for Local Government & Housing. I also do Sport.  This brief focuses on services provided by local councils. This is what our team in the Assembly now looks like: UKIP Group Spokesmen Group leader: Neil Hamilton AM,  also Agriculture, Energy, Welsh language Finance spokesman:…

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