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UKIP sacks Wales leader Neil Hamilton

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter
UKIP has ousted its leader in Wales , Neil Hamilton, following a "democratic vote".
The outspoken Welsh Assembly member has been replaced by Caroline Jones.
She represents the South West Wales region and has been in the Senedd since May 2016."We intend to be a cohesive team and all members of the group are welcome to remain," Ms Jones said in a statement on Thursday.
UKIP sacks Wales leader Neil Hamilton

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Caroline Jones has become UKIP's leader in Wales
"As always, the group will be focusing on the issues affecting Wales."We are part of UKIP as a party and intend to continue to build our membership in Wales and support the people who elected us."
Mr Hamilton has come under fire in the past for outspoken remarks, including calling Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood a "political concubine in (First Minister) Carwyn Jones' harem".His departure marks another in a series of changes of UKIP's leadership.
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