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Only Abolish the Assembly councillor now standing as an independent

06 Apr 2022 2 minute read
Cllr Claire Mills picture from her official Facebook page

The only elected member of the Abolish the Welsh Assembly party has put her name forward for the forthcoming council elections as an independent candidate.

In May 2020, Powys councillor Claire Mills quit the Welsh Conservatives and joined the Abolish the Assembly party becoming the party’s first and so far only representative in Welsh local government.

She also stood for the Senedd as the party’s candidate in Mid and West Wales, their main target region, but the party failed to be elected after winning only 3.4% of the vote there.

Claire Mills who is the councillor for Llanyre said that she would now stand as an independent candidate.

“I will be standing for re-election in the new Llanyre with Nantmel ward as an Independent candidate as part of the Action For Powys Group,” she said.

“This is a group of Independent Councillors who are against the ridiculous increases in Council Tax (30% in the last 5 years), Council waste when services are declining weekly. I am not willing to partake in political games and wish to represent the people of Powys and their views.”

Her nomination form however notes that she is still a member of Abolish the Assembly. She will be standing in Llnyre and Nantmel against Chris Newton of the Liberal Democrats.

Abolish the Assembly continues to exist as a registered political party but its website’s news page has not been updated since before last year’s May election. Their Facebook page continues to be updated.


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Leigh Richardss
Leigh Richardss
5 months ago

Think it’s fair to say the Abolish Wales party was abolished by welsh voters last may 🤣

hdavies15
hdavies15
5 months ago

Well and truly trampled into the dirt. Time now to look forward to stamping all over the next Unionist mob that pushes the dogmatic assimilation/integration agenda. Is there some form of UKIP derivative still lurking around or are they all back in the Tory fold ? That Tory mass should be easy to reduce except it gets beefed up regularly by new in-migrants from beyond Y Clawdd.

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
5 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Those from the Abolish Wales party as well as most unionists are the same as the pro-Putin mob.
They want to remove Wales from the map as Putin intends the same for the Ukraine.

No wonder so many in Wales feels for what the people of the Ukraine are currently going through.

No we do NOT want UK nuclear power in Wales.
What happened in 1986 to a nuclear power station imposed and what it done to the Ukraine?

Richard
Richard
5 months ago

All the best to her and for not doing the what many of her former chums have done and linked into the increasingly out of step Tory Party on its journey away from the middle ground.

Im sure she will get the answer from her electorate that she deserves 🤔

Kathleen Walker
Kathleen Walker
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Why running for an office she does not believe in money w***e or does not want to do honest labour?

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
5 months ago

Why do we have so many idiots in Powys, and why does she think she represents the people of Powys, just another Brit Nat clown unaware of their own stupidity

Kurt C
Kurt C
5 months ago

Still a brit Nat hater, making sure she doesn’t get in is the win for our country. Her party alligence makes no difference if she is holding views to hold us back for the benefit of others.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
5 months ago

Anyone who actively undermines their country is below contempt in my eyes and ripe for ridicule.. Tory tick Claire Mills was a failed Conservative councillor. An abject failure as a candidate for the Abolish the Welsh Assembly party. The people of Wales spoke clearly by kicking this freeloader’s backside off the Welsh democracy bus when the very Assembly she wanted removing was finally abolished by the Pro-Devolution movement itself reverting back to its default Senedd Cymru after an absence of over 600 years If I were the voters of Powys I’d run a mile from her or she’ll hex you… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Y Cymro
Rhosddu
Rhosddu
5 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

She would appear to have a grossly inflated sense of her own importance, almost a belief that Cymru cannot function without her. Cognitive dissonance, I think the shrinks call it.
We should be very wary of “Independents”. History tell us that it’s code for right-wing and anti-Wales.

Brian
Brian
5 months ago

Traitor

Grayham Jones
5 months ago

Kick these English nationalist out of wales vote Plaid Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 kick all English party’s out of wales that’s the Tories Labour and all Brexit party’s it’s time for a New Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 start fighting for your children and grandchildren future in wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
5 months ago

Probably a spokes person for the chicken and the egg party…

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 months ago

Following the Tories turned ‘Independent’ in Clydach, here’s another anti Welsh trickster who is actually of an abolish Wales persuasion hiding under the cover of ‘Independent’.Always check the toxicity content before voting for one of these.

The original mark
The original mark
5 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Unfortunately a lot of the independents who make up Powys council aren’t particularly independent.

Quornby
Quornby
5 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

Exactly so. Always check the background of “independents”

Last edited 5 months ago by Quornby
Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
5 months ago

An ‘independence’ candidate who will actively campaign against the ‘independence’ of my country?

  • Some people are so un-self-aware that they don’t recognise irony (least of all in themselves.

A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf.

Llyn
Llyn
5 months ago

So the Action For Powys Group slate of candidates includes a paid up member of a far-right, nationalist party whose members include racists and conspiracy theorists and whose Facebook site includes regular exhortations to murder politicians. Once again the so called “Independents” are not so independent and apolitical.

Richard
Richard
5 months ago
Reply to  Llyn

Dont tar all Independents with a single brush my friend – you will find those with unusual, concerning and outlandish virews in all parties.Having fought and won 15 elections on three levels of governanve for 33 years – i can assure you the “ mad and the bad “ do not limit themselves to one nest in the tree.

Marc
Marc
5 months ago

The people of Wales have given these political carpetbaggers a clear message. The Welsh Parliament is here and is not going to go away so they had better find a new lost cause, and the likes of Neil and Christine Hamilton can drag their sorry arses back over the bridge and keep out Welsh politics

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