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Gillexit: Senior Brexit Party figure Nathan Gill to stand in Caerphilly despite being announced for Wrexham

The Brexit Party have removed Nathan Gill as their candidate for Wrexham.

Speaking to the Gareth Lewis show on BBC Radio Wales this evening Mr Gill said he will be standing for the Brexit Party in Caerphilly, despite being announced for Wrexham.

The audio clip is below, where the BBC were told it was a recent decision, however did not clock he was already announced for Wrexham and did not ask him about that issue. The relevant section of audio from tonight’s interview is below:

On August 6th the Brexit Party announced Mr Gill as the candidate for Wrexham via twitter:

Various sites refer to Caerphilly having a previous Brexit Party candidate, although it appears unclear what has happened to his nomination.

No replacement for Mr Gill has been announced by the Brexit Party.

Mr Gill will be a familiar name, as he was elected as a UKIP AM and then declaring himself Independent, and then resigning as an Assembly Member.

Mr Gill is currently a Member of the European Parliament for the Wales ‘region’ for The Brexit Party.

The official candidate lists for the two areas (Wrexham and Clwyd South) we are covering will not be known until the end of next week, as has been seen tonight there is plenty of time for candidates to declare or remove themselves from the running.

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