Election 2015 Wales

Election 2015: UKIP pledges more money for Wales

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Media captionNathan Gill says UKIP is promoting 'common sense policies'

UKIP has promised more money for Wales, as it launched its Welsh manifesto for the general election.

Speaking in Merthyr Tydfil, Welsh leader Nathan Gill said the party would scrap the UK Treasury's Barnett formula, claiming it favoured Scotland.

UKIP said the UK government would give Wales its EU regional grant cash with no strings or need for match funding.

The party would also make St David's Day a public holiday and scrap the Severn Bridge tolls.

UKIP is standing in all 40 seats in Wales as it tries to get its first Welsh MP elected.

'Time for change'

Mr Gill said UKIP "can and will win seats in Wales".

"Wales is as much a part of the UKIP story as anywhere else in Britain," he said at the manifesto launch on Friday.

"The people are as 'Eurosceptic' and as fed up of the ping-pong politics of the Conservatives and Labour policy as we are.

"The time has come for change - we absolutely do believe in Wales and absolutely do believe in Britain and our United Kingdom."

Meanwhile UKIP deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans attacked the leaders of Plaid Cymru, the Greens and the SNP who took part in the opposition leaders' election debate on Thursday.

Leanne Wood, Natalie Bennett and Nicola Sturgeon were "naive" and "more like Miss World contestants than women leaders", said Ms Evans.

The Welsh Conservatives also launched their manifesto on Friday.

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