THE BBC’S projected national share of the vote suggests UKIP on 17 per cent; Labour would have got 31 per cent, Conservatives on 29 per cent and Liberal Democrats on 13 per cent. If the same percentage of the vote happened in next year’s general election, then we would have a Lab/Lib government or a Tory/UKIP government. UKIP gains are down to the anti-Europe and in Wales also the anti-Welsh Assembly voter. I ask, how can people vote for a party that has no intention of playing a positive role in both tiers of government but happily enjoys the prestige and wage?

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Newport