UKIP's Newport branch chairman James Peterson
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UKIP's Neil Hamilton 'very disappointing' as leader

UKIP's electoral success in Wales could be "undone" by Neil Hamilton becoming leader of the party's assembly group, a UKIP branch chairman has said.

Mr Hamilton defeated UKIP Wales leader Nathan Gill in a vote of the party's seven newly-elected AMs on Tuesday.

Newport branch chairman James Peterson told BBC Wales Mr Hamilton's victory could take the party "backwards".

But UKIP's Islwyn candidate Joe Smyth said the former Tory MP "ticks all the boxes for being a leader".

The pair spoke with BBC Wales political reporter Cemlyn Davies.

  • 14 May 2016
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