UKIP Leader Henry Bolton Under Pressure to Quit As 17 Thurrock Councillors Defect

Henry Bolton, the Leader of UKIP, is under renewed pressure to resign as all of the party’s 17 councillors in Thurrock have resigned. Bolton, who received a vote of no confidence from the party’s national executive, is facing growing demands within the party to stand down. All of the 17 councillors will now represent the newly created Thurrock Independents.

Graham Snell, the leader of Thurrock Independents, said in a statement:

“Our mission is to maximise the quality of life of all Thurrock residents not gain power for power’s sake”.