‘Abolish’ are exerting UKIP-style pressure as Paul Davies turns his guns on “cronies and hangers-on in civic society”: the devocracy.
The Party is keen to keep a lid on the issue ahead of next year’s Welsh elections, but disaffected activists and challenger parties are putting it on the agenda.
As predicted, they have scarcely profited from the collapse of UKIP – and now Abolish the Assembly is mounting a challenge for the unionist vote.
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As the counts continue, we offer news and analysis on the various elections taking place.
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