Wales politics

Ynys Mon by-election: UKIP select Nathan Gill for assembly poll

Nathan Gill
Image caption Nathan Gill stood as a candidate for the party in the recent Anglesey council elections

UKIP have selected Nathan Gill as their candidate for the Ynys Mon Welsh assembly by-election.

Businessman Mr Gill, 39, stood as a candidate for the party in the recent council elections on Anglesey.

The poll on 1 August is the first by-election to be held for an assembly seat for seven years.

It was prompted by the former Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones's decision to stand down last month.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats selected Gwynedd councillor Steve Churchman as their candidate on Sunday.

Labour selected the former North Wales police authority chief executive Tal Michael as its candidate on Saturday.

Plaid Cymru chose the former BBC Wales presenter Rhun ap Iorwerth to fight the seat after Mr Jones decided to resign as AM to lead the new Menai Science Park.

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