WALES MEP Nathan Gill has said he will run for a new pro-Brexit political party formed by ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Last week Mr Farage announced he would form The Brexit Party to run candidates in May's European Parliament election if the UK does not leave the EU as planned on March 29.

And former leader of Ukip Wales Mr Gill, who left the party in December, has said he will stand for the party.


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Speaking to the BBC he said the party would "hoover up all of the discontent" over the issue.

"It's necessary to allow Labour and the Conservatives to understand that if you betray us, then you will suffer at the electoral box," he said.

Mr Gill was appointed as MEP for Wales in the European Parliament in 2014 and led Ukip's campaign in the 2016 Welsh Assembly Election. He was elected as AM for North Wales, but resigned in December 2017.

He left the party in December last year over leader Gerard Batten's links to far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - better known as Tommy Robinson.

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Ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Mr Farage has said 15,000 people signed up to his new party since in the first 24 hours since it was formed last week.