Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party – says what it does on the tin
The Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party aims to do exactly what it’s name suggests – end devolution in Wales and return powers to the UK Government.
The party has said it opposes “any further transfer of powers” to the Senedd.
As well as reversing devolution and handing power back to Westminster, the party has also promised to end free prescriptions, scrap the minimum alcohol pricing policy, allow academies and free schools to set up in Wales and build an M4 relief road.
Led by former UKIP-leadership candidate Richard Suchorzewski, the party had two Senedd Members prior to the election period getting underway.
Former Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who has served as a regional Senedd Member for South Wales East since 2016, was one of those Senedd Members.
Mr Reckless was elected to the Senedd in 2016 with UKIP, but switched to the Conservatives, before joining the Brexit Party.
In October 2020, he joined Abolish.
He is first on the party’s South Wales East regional list for the upcoming elections, and will be standing in the Monmouth constituency.
Mr Reckless said he was “honoured to lead a list of such capable candidates from various walks of life, united in our aim of abolishing the Senedd and having a single UK Government”.
He added: “We’ve had over 20 years of devolution, and things have not improved – they’ve got worse – and people in South East Wales find themselves increasingly dragged out of the United Kingdom by successive Cardiff Bay administrations. It’s time to turn the tide.”
Meanwhile, the party has announced Steve Jones as its candidate for the Caerphilly constituency and Mike Ford as the candidate for Islwyn.
In the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney constituency, UKIP founding member Hugh Moelwyn Hughes will be standing for Abolish.
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