Ukip elects Henry Bolton as the party's new leader

Sep 30, 2017, 01:34
Ukip elects Henry Bolton as the party's new leader

Although nobody is suggesting the new UKIP leader is capable of kidnap and torture, or that he might one day be fed alive to a pack of dogs by his political opponents, plenty were quick to make the connection to Game of Thrones' most notorious characters.

He said: "Brexit is our core task".

In a recent YouTube campaign film, he complained that "we have gone down the road of mediocracy and compromise, we don't like the idea of excelling of anything because we worry that it implies that somebody is less good".

Picture credit: Press Association.

The dad-of-three, who told KoS last week the party had "a moral objective to deliver Brexit" insisted it needed strong leadership going forward over the coming months and years.

"Without being united, we can not lead", he said. Here's everything you need to know.

Bill Etheridge, a Ukip MEP, told The Daily Telegraph on Friday that he would have considered quitting if Ms Waters had won the leadership contest.

In 2005, Mr Bolton stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Lib Dems in Runnymede and Weybridge - the constituency held by the now chancellor Philip Hammond - coming third.

UKIP has a new leader.

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Bolton will replace Paul Nuttall who resigned following a disastrous snap general election performance in June when UKIP's vote share shrank to 1.2 percent from 12 percent.

Mr Farage said he was "delighted" Mr Bolton had won the leadership battle.

Led by the charismatic Nigel Farage, UKIP won almost four million votes in 2015, 12.6 per cent of those cast, on its anti-European Union platform, projecting it to the forefront of British politics even though it only managed to win one seat in parliament.

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Mr Farage's successor, Diane James, stepped down in October, just 18 days after being elected.

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