Henry Bolton Sacked as UKIP Leader

Henry Bolton, the leader of UKIP who refused to stand down despite having lost a vote of no confidence from the national executive committee of the party, has been sacked by party members after a vote. Bolton, who was appointed leader in September 2017, received only 37% support from members.

Gerard Batten will take over as the party’s temporary leader and he said in a statement to the party members:

“I believe that you have made the best decision that you could in the circumstances”.