The Wales on Sunday reckons that UKIP in Wales are in turmoil, following an alleged fracas down in Swansea when their Regional Organiser Kevin Mahoney was alleged to have manhandled the 86 year old ex veteran and UKIP candidate Hugh Jones out of a meeting. Mr Mahoney denies manhandling Mr Jones.
My old adversary Cllr John Oddy of Colwyn Bay writing on his blog is quite scathing in his attack on UKIP's lack of organisation along the North Wales coast. John is critical of both the Wales Chairman Warwick Nicholson who is also the Clwyd West candidate, and Mr Mahoney. It would appear from John Oddy's blog that he was quite keen to join UKIP but didn't, accusing Mr Nicholson of 'dithering' as to whether he could attend an UKIP meeting. Now I wouldn't like to speculate about Mr Nicholson's motives but could it be something to do with John Oddy's past connections with another right wing party.
Whilst checking out my facts on the UKIP website, it would appear that the party have selected 22 prospective candidates out of 40 seats including Mr Mahoney whose bio describes him as a staffer for John Bufton the UKIP's Welsh MEP.
I was however under the impression that Roy Norry was standing for UKIP in Alyn and Deeside but there is no mention of him on the candidates list. I wonder what has happened there?