29 MAR 2011
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has launched its campaign for May's assembly election with a promise to get rid of AMs and make MPs do their work.
The party says it is confident of securing representation in the Welsh Assembly for the first time.
It has had one of the four Wales MEPs since 2009, and claims opinion polls are turning in its favour.
But although UKIP argues Wales is an over-governed country, it says it does not want to abolish the assembly.
Instead it argues it should be "renewed" in what it says would be a far less costly form.
Kevin Mahoney, candidate for the party in the South Wales Central region, claimed AMs with a dual mandate either in local government or in Westminster "have conceded it's a part-time job."
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