The Llanelli Star has produced a report which throws more light on the firework night farce here.
The mystery over what is going on in Ukip in Llanelli deepens.
First it was reported that the local branch had selected a candidate to stand in next year's general election and then promptly dumped him after it emerged that he had an unusually colourful past. However, it now seems that there were irregularities in the selection process, and that it may have contravened party rules.
The men in blazers (plus a sprinkling of what they would probably call members of the weaker sex) then re-convened in the Bryngwyn Suite of the Stradey Park Hotel on the evening of 5 November to try to resolve matters in what turned out to be a display of indoor fireworks.
Voices were raised in some very heated exchanges, and it emerged that 28 votes had been cast in the recent selection meeting, with James Cole attracting 18 of them. To be selected a candidate needs at least two thirds of the votes cast (i.e. 18). Unfortunately someone had challenged the validity of two of the votes cast for Mr Cole, claiming that the individuals who voted were not members of the Llanelli branch.
James Cole, who revels in the title of Deputy Chairman of Ukip Wales, was clearly not best pleased, having handed in his notice at work to stand in the election.
Barry Clark, the Chair of the Llanelli Branch, eventually stormed out of the meeting with various cronies shouting "I've had enough of this!"
More shouting ensued, with someone being told to sit down and take a drink of water after giving an emotional speech in favour of Barry Clark whom he described as "the best chairman in South Wales".
Coincidentally, normal service has resumed on the party's fanzine website for Nathan Gill.