Brexit Party MEP to contest Caerphilly seat at General Election
News | Rhys Williams | Published: 10:16, Wednesday November 13th, 2019.
Last updated: 10:16, Wednesday November 13th, 2019
The Brexit Party has announced that Nathan Gill MEP will contest the Caerphilly seat at the upcoming General Election.
Mr Gill, who previously served as a UKIP and independent regional Assembly Member representing North Wales, will challenge Labour’s Wayne David and Plaid Cymru’s Lindsay Whittle for the seat.
He has been an MEP since 2014 and was re-elected to represent Wales at this year’s European Parliament Elections.
Mr Gill, 46, who was born in Hull and grew up in Anglesey, was originally announced as the General Election candidate for Wrexham, but has instead opted to stand in Caerphilly.
After he was announced as the Brexit Party candidate for Caerphilly, Mr Gill said: “I am very pleased to be standing in Caerphilly, an area where 57.6% of residents voted to leave the EU in 2016.
“For too long, Caerphilly has been represented by the Labour Party who have spent the past three years trying to overturn the referendum result and ignore the wishes of local voters who want to leave the EU.
“I am committed to ensuring that the voices of people in Caerphilly are heard and respected, and I will be doing everything I can to make sure that nobody here feels like they don’t have a say in politics.”