Gareth Bennett, the former leader of UKIP in the Senedd, has joined the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party.
His view is that the Senedd “is an overpriced, unnecessary tier of politicians.”
Mr. Bennett was picked as leader of UKIP in the Senedd in the summer of 2018, but his group ceased to exist following defections and the formation of the Brexit Party group less than a year later.
He was elected for the South Wales Central region in 2016, and survived calls within the party for him to be deselected
Gareth Bennett said: “My time as an assembly member has confirmed my thoughts that the establishment is an overpriced, unnecessary tier of politicians.”
Claiming the people of Wales are “worse off under devolution”, he said he looked forward to “working closely with the team for the 2021 elections”.
Leader of the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party, Richard Suchorzewski said:
“Gareth will no doubt play a pivotal role in our 2021 anti-Senedd election campaign. The next few months will see us unveiling more candidates and possibly a few surprises.”
The party also announced that Richard Taylor, a former Brexit Party parliamentary candidate in Blaenau Gwent has joined the party.