“After much deliberation I have decided to break away from the UKIP group in the Welsh Assembly and sit as an independent. Too much time has been wasted on infighting over issues that cannot be resolved and it has become a distraction to the work we were elected to do. I remain UKIP Leader in Wales and am committed to serving my constituents.
 
Notes to Editors:
 
From midday today Nathan Gill will be sitting in the Welsh Assembly separately from the UKIP group as an independent but remains a UKIP MEP in the European Parliament and as nominated leader of the party in Wales.
 
Nathan will not be doing any further interviews on this matter as he believes too much time has already been expended on persistent feuds in UKIP and chooses rather to focus on his work.