Nigel Farage to tell voters in Labour's South Wales heartland that their devolved administration is 'letting down' the public as he launches Reform election manifesto

Nigel Farage will today target Labour heartlands as the Reform Party launch their manifesto in South Wales - where he will accuse the devolved Labour administration of 'letting down' voters.

Reform - who are on course to win seven seats in parliament and are threatening to overtake the Tories' national vote share - will take the fight to Sir Keir Starmer after so far focusing on winning over Conservative voters.

Mr Farage has repeatedly conceded that Labour will comfortably win the election and that voters should elect Reform MPs to hold them to account.

But Brexit-voting Wales could present a chance for Reform to craft a narrative of working-class voters being let down by the Tories in Westminster and the devolved Labour administration at home.

Senior Conservatives have also attempted to use Labour's record in Wales - whether it be on NHS waiting lists or anti-motorist policies - as a warning to how Sir Keir would govern in Westminster.

Nigel Farage (pictured in London on June 14) has repeatedly conceded that Labour will comfortably win the election and that voters should elect Reform MPs to hold them to account

Nigel Farage (pictured in London on June 14) has repeatedly conceded that Labour will comfortably win the election and that voters should elect Reform MPs to hold them to account

Despite a successful no-confidence vote in Welsh Labour First Minister Vaughan Gething (pictured), Sir Keir's party continue to dominate the polls in Wales

Despite a successful no-confidence vote in Welsh Labour First Minister Vaughan Gething (pictured), Sir Keir's party continue to dominate the polls in Wales

'One of the reasons we are launching our Contract with the people of Britain in Wales is because it shows everyone exactly what happens to a country when Labour is in charge,' Mr Farage said last night.

'Schools are worse than in England, NHS waiting lists are longer than in England, Covid restrictions were even tighter than in England and now Welsh motorists are being soaked by literally hundreds of speed cameras to enforce the deeply unpopular new 20mph blanket speed limit in towns and villages.

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'Since devolution, the Welsh have been ignored by the London political establishment and let down by the Labour administration they elected.

'Meanwhile, the Tories have been the official opposition almost solidly since 2016 and have achieved zilch, which probably explains why we are neck-and-neck with them in the polls in Wales.

'So, if you want a picture of what the whole country will be like with a Starmer government and a feeble Conservative opposition, come to Wales and then hear us unveil a better future for all of Britain.'

Despite a successful no-confidence vote in Welsh Labour First Minister Vaughan Gething, Sir Keir's party continue to dominate the polls in Wales. The latest YouGov poll shows them on 45 per cent, compared to the Conservatives on 18 per cent.

Mr Farage has already unveiled his six-year plan to make Reform the largest party in parliament - firstly by becoming the main opposition to a Starmer government before winning the 2029 election outright.

Reform are primarily set to take votes off the Conservative Party, but it now appears that Labour are also in their sights. A recent YouGov MRP forecasts Reform winning no seats overall, but coming second in 27, every time behind the Labour candidate.

Mr Farage also boated about Reform now having 50,000 members, according to the latest party figures. In the entirety of UKIP's prominent period in British politics, their maximum membership figure was around 46,000.

'Something is happening out there,' the party leader said.

Reform raised £1.5million worth of funds in the days after Mr Farage's return as leader earlier this month.

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