6 Apr 2017

Mark Reckless quits Ukip to join Conservatives

Home Affairs Correspondent

To lose its only MP might look like misfortune – to lose an Assembly member too looks rather like chaos. Ukip has been plunged into yet more turmoil today as Welsh AM Mark Reckless announced he was leaving the party – and would be sitting with the Conservative group instead.

He brushed off calls by Ukip to resign his seat – insisting the voting system in Wales didn’t allow for it. But that doesn’t mask the increasingly bitter falling out among Ukips former friends – as our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies reports.