10 candidates dropped out says Abolish leader as MS reveals he will not stand for party
The leader of the Abolish the Assembly Party has revealed that 10 of their candidates have dropped out of the Senedd election before the campaign kicks off.
His comments came after one of only two Senedd Members the party has said that he will not be contesting the election in the party’s name.
Gareth Bennett, who was elected to represent UKIP on the South Wales Central regional list in 2016, joined the Abolish the Assembly part last summer but will now stand as an independent canndidate instead.
Meanwhile, party leader Richard Suchorzewski revealed that 10 of their candidates had dropped out before they finalise their line up tomorrow.
“By the end of tomorrow Abolish the Assembly should have registered all of our candidates,” he said.
“Shame more than 10 dropped out due to Welsh Nationalist abuse and fear of reprisals. This is the country we live in under the governance of the Senedd.”
However, no reason was given for the fact that Gareth Bennett would not represent the party at the Senedd election.
A spokesman for the party said: “It was mutually agreed that Gareth will not stand for the party and will stand as an independent.
“He said that he continues to support the party’s objective and he wishes us well, as we do him.”
The party has one last remaining MS, Mark Reckless, who currently represents the South Wales East region.