Neil Hamilton out as UKIP assembly leader

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    Neil Hamilton has been ousted as UKIP group leader in the Welsh Assembly.

    The former Conservative MP has been replaced by Caroline Jones.

    It comes after a day of wrangling over the Mid and West Wales AM’s future at the helm of the group, and after reports of a heated meeting of AMs on Wednesday.

    Mr Hamilton became leader of the group after he ousted Nathan Gill following the 2016 assembly election.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44152343

    The decision to install Caroline Jones as group leader comes after a vote of the group.

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