'Downing Street upset' at Reckless move - Craig Williams

Conservative AMs have put their positions "in jeopardy" by allowing Mark Reckless to join their group after quitting UKIP.

Mr Reckless defected from the Conservatives as an MP for Rochester and Strood in 2014, joining UKIP and becoming an AM for South Wales East in May 2016.

Cardiff North MP Craig Williams said the UK Conservatives are not happy with Mr Reckless returning to represent the Tories.

"I wouldn't talk to you if I thought Downing Street would be on the other side, if the party was on the other side," said Mr Williams. "I'm pretty convinced they're as upset as I am."

BBC Wales News political correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

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