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Tuesday, 11 October 2016


Christopher Michael Baksa
I think most people agree Steven Woolfe would be an excellent choice in being the next UKIP leader in making the Party more progressive.
However should the NEC prevent Steven being nominated, again, for leader of the party, I would like to know your feeling of us encouraging Nathan Gill to stand.
Nathan was sorn in England, his family moved to Wales in the early 1980s. Educated at Ysgol David Hughes and then Coleg Menai, on leaving the latter he joined a family-owned private company based in North East England.
In March 2004 Gill founded and managed Burgill Ltd, with his mother Elaine. Registered in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey but operating solely in Kingston upon Hull, the company provided domiciliary and home care services mainly to Hull City Council. The company employed 180 staff, mainly from central Europe (mainly Poland) and the Philippines, to which they optionally provided chargeable "bunkhouse"-style accommodation. In a later interview with the Western Mail after his election, Gill commented.
“ UKIP has never said it wants to stop all immigration – it wants to limit the numbers. People from overseas were employed because caring companies could not find workers to do the jobs. Natan had a care home of his own, but mostly his workers were employed on home care contracts they had with Hull City Council and other organisations. The workers were paid more than the minimum wage, but not massively more. The amount they could afford to pay was determined by the amount of money they received from the council. He says Working in care is quite tough and apparently processes a big turnover of staff.
In July 2012, he came last in the election of councillor for the Llanbedrgoch electoral division.
In May 2013, he led the UKIP group of candidates in the Anglesey local elections, which included his wife, Jana Gill (standing for Canolbarth Môn), and his sister, Jayne Gill (for Aethwy). Nathan himself stood to be elected as councillor for the new electoral division of Seiriol, but he came in eighth place with 7% of the vote. The party did not win any seats on the island's council.
In August 2013, he came third behind Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth in the National Assembly for Wales by-election for Ynys Môn.
With John Bufton stepping down as MEP in 2014, Gill was selected as UKIP candidate number one for Wales in the European Parliament Election and held on to the seat for the party.
During the UK Independence Party Wales Conference on 6 December 2014, Nigel Farage, Leader of UK Independence Party, announced that Gill would be the Leader of the Party in Wales. During the 2015 general election campaign, Gill represented UKIP in the ITV Welsh TV Leaders debate. During the election campaign, Gill denied human involvement in climate change, comments which were strongly criticised by other leaders.
In the 2016 Assembly election Gill won a seat representing the North Wales region. He was beaten to the post of leader of the UKIP group in the National Assembly for Wales by former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton, in a move which Gill described as "bizarre". Nigel described the move as an "unjust act of deep ingratitude" resulting in Hamilton dismissing Farage as simply an "MEP for South East England who's opinions were "irrelevant".