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THE chairman of Clacton's Ukip branch is pleading for election candidates to come forward… after losing more than 14 councillors to defections and resignations in two years. Mary Newton said the Eurosceptic party still hopes to win back people disillusioned with the party despite a tumultuous year that ...
The ousted former leader of the UK Independence Party, Henry Bolton, says he is setting up a new political party. Mr Bolton, who was voted out last month at a meeting of UKIP members, said his new party would "campaign unceasingly for our full independence from the EU". He said "there is an urgent ...

UKIP's former leader, Nigel Farage, was one of the first to congratulate his Italian “colleagues” on the poll results. “Congratulations to my colleagues in the European Parliament, Five-Star Movement, for topping the poll tonight,” the anti-EU MEP wrote, retweeting a video posted by the Five Star Movement ...
... comeback to halt Corbyn's BREXIT BLOCK. NIGEL FARAGE has vowed to return to politics if Brexit does not happen and accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of colluding with Brussels over his U-turn on a customs union. By Camilla Tominey. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Mar 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:29, Sun, Mar 4, 2018 ...
UKIP has had a loose grip on the council since it won 33 seats three years ago due to a flurry of defections amid the almost permanent row over Manston. But the tipping point came a fortnight ago when 12 members out of 24 formed a group to protest Mr Wells' abandoned pledge to re-open Manston.
The only UKIP county councillor in Britain has described the party as a "sinking ship". Alan Hosker, who sits on Lancashire County Council, spoke out after ousted leader Henry Bolton quit insisting he is not a "private racist". Mr Bolton was forced out as party leader after his partner Jo Marney sent racist ...

The former Ukip leader Henry Bolton, deposed by the party at the weekend following his relationship with a younger model who had sent racist online messages, remains in a relationship with her, he has said. On Saturday, Bolton was removed as Ukip's third permanent leader since Nigel Farage left the ...
Ukip has been edged closer to financial ruin after a judge ruled the party must contribute towards a £660,000 legal bill following a defamation action brought against one of its MEPs by three Labour MPs. Last year, Jane Collins was successfully sued by Sarah Champion, Sir Kevin Barron and John Healey, ...
UKIP has lost control of its only local authority after Thanet District Council voted for a new Conservative leader. Last week Chris Wells resigned as council leader when 12 of UKIP's 25 councillors set up an independent group in a row over the Manston Airport site. A meeting was held on Thursday for all ...
Paul Oakley tweeted this morning: "Henry Bolton has just resigned from Ukip". Interim leader Gerard Batten later confirmed it, saying it would "draw a line under a sad period for Ukip". He added: "It will allow us to concentrate on our core duty of representing the millions that have voted for us, and the 17.4 ...
An assembly member is moving her office to another building after falling out with members of her own party. Mandy Jones succeeded Nathan Gill as a North Wales AM in December but was not accepted into the UKIP group, which she later described as "toxic". Her spokesperson said she was leaving the ...
In an interview on ITV's This Morning, Henry Bolton sought to provide what he called context for offensive messages sent by his girlfriend, Jo Marney, saying 'there are far worse comments made by other people' on social media. Marney said her choice of language was 'not good at all', but that she was ...
The girlfriend of the former Ukip leader Henry Bolton has defended some of her offensive comments that led to him being deposed, saying she was trying to highlight a valid issue by describing Grenfell Tower as “nest of illegal immigrants”. In an interview alongside Bolton on ITV's This Morning, Jo Marney ...
But it's clear Mr Etheridge isn't convinced that Mr Batten is the right person to lead UKIP back to health. He said: “I do 100% support Gerard in the interim. “And if during that time he leads some type of amazing renaissance and we surge ahead in the opinion polls then it would be a bit foolish for me to put my ...
The former Ukip leader Henry Bolton, deposed by the party at the weekend following his relationship with a younger model who had sent racist online messages, remains in a relationship with her, he has said. On Saturday, Bolton was removed as Ukip's third permanent leader since Nigel Farage left the ...
The UKIP leader of Thanet District Council is stepping down after 12 of the party's 25 councillors set up an independent group. Councillor Chris Wells will formally resign on 28 February, after which a new leader will be elected. Fourteen UKIP councillors and Henry Bolton, the national party's ex-leader, had ...
Ukip has been edged closer to financial ruin after a judge ruled the party must contribute towards a £660,000 legal bill following a defamation action brought against one of its MEPs by three Labour MPs. Last year, Jane Collins was successfully sued by Sarah Champion, Sir Kevin Barron and John Healey, ...

I've been looking for a way to enter politics for a while and, finally, I think it's arrived – I'm going to stand for the leadership of Ukip. No less a figure than frog-faced lunatic and former leader of the party Nigel Farage said this week: “Ukip must reform or it will die.” Nigel, I'm just the guy to, um, “reform” the ...
All 17 UKIP councillors in Thurrock - including an MEP - have resigned from the party and formed a new group. Thurrock Independents has been created by the councillors who said they "have had enough of the aggressive and bitter reality of party politics". The group, which includes MEP Tim Aker, is now ...
HENRY Bolton has been given £10,000 in expenses in the last month, it has been revealed, after the party leader claimed he was skint. The Ukip leader has adamantly stated he is broke but the 54-year-old has received two large payments since he was made leader. Henry Bolton, Ukip leader, claimed he ...
The continuing saga of Henry Bolton's notional leadership of Ukip continues to amaze and amuse and appal in equal measure. The press loves a freak show and, in the absence of anything better, Ukip is the best circus in town. You might think it odd to give so much attention to a party that won just 2 per ...
NIGEL Farage has been blamed for trying to bring down Ukip as furious officials say he's still "pulling the strings" inside the party. Ukip is currently in a state of turmoil over its under-fire leader Henry Bolton, 54, who is refusing to resign over his handling of his affair with racist 25-year-old Jo Marney, who he ...
Arnott said he had watched the leadership of Ukip with despair over the past few years, pointing to former leaders and candidates Steven Woolfe, who withdrew after an assault; Diane James, the leader who quit after 18 days; John Rees-Evans, the leadership candidate who offered to pay dual-nationals to ...
Amid predictions Bolton could face a vote of no confidence by Ukip's national executive this weekend, he insisted he would hold on to the post despite the controversy over his ties to Jo Marney, a 25-year-old activist and model, whom he said in an interview on Wednesday that he still loved and could get ...
The Ukip MEP Bill Etheridge, an influential figure in the party's libertarian faction, said Bolton should leave now. “I am calling for Henry Bolton to resign as Ukip leader,” he tweeted. “A quick resignation is now essential to allow the party to regroup and campaign properly for Brexit.” Earlier on Sunday, Ben ...
After news of the affair came out, Nigel Farage praised his successor - arguing it had raised the profile of the little-known Ukip leader. Asked during BBC2's Daily Politics if he agreed that the fling was good for Ukip, Mr Bolton said sarcastically: "It's been quite a quiet week this last week, Jo, and so I've had a ...
Nigel Farage misspoke in his comments calling for a second Brexit referendum, but will not face any disciplinary action, UKIP's leader has said. Henry Bolton told Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn the party does not want another vote, and his predecessor's words were a "call to arms" for Leavers to "unite ...
UKIP Leader Henry Bolton tells the BBC's Daily Politics he did not want the publicity his relationship with a 25-year-old model attracted. His higher profile predecessor Nigel Farage has suggested while the newspaper stories "may be uncomfortable for him, the truth is, people now know his name". Mr Bolton ...
UKIP leader Henry Bolton has suggested his predecessor Nigel Farage misspoke when he said he was close to backing a second EU referendum. "If he actually believes that, I would say he was wrong," Mr Bolton told the BBC's Daily Politics. But he said Mr Farage had been making a "call to arms" to ...
SEX SCANDAL UKIP boss Henry Bolton insisted his relationship with a glamour model was the real thing – and he would not be quitting the party. The twice-wed ex-Army captain said he was in a “serious relationship” with Jo Marney – a 25 year-old 'Brexiteer' nearly half his age. Ukip leader Henry Bolton ...
A newly appointed AM who was told she could not be a part of her party's assembly group unless she fired her staff has told BBC Wales she now wants nothing to do with them. Mandy Jones, who replaced Nathan Gill, said the UKIP group is "toxic" and she did not want to be in it. She accused other UKIP ...
Ukip has been hit by a £600,000 libel bill after one of its MEPs, Jane Collins, was successfully sued for defamation by three Labour MPs – John Healey, Sarah Champion, and Kevin Barron – who she accused of ignoring child sexual abuse in Rotherham. Ukip's share of the costs is likely to be at least ...
Henry Bolton has been ousted as Ukip leader after party members backed a motion of no confidence in him. At a crisis meeting in Birmingham on Saturday, activists voted by 867 to 500 against his leadership of the party. The move leaves Ukip in another period of uncertainty. Bolton, who was elected last ...
Bolton, Ukip's leader since September, has been under huge pressure over his relationship with Jo Marney, a 25-year-old party activist who was found to have sent racist text and social media messages. The furore prompted a meeting of Ukip's NEC on Sunday, which decided on a no confidence vote on ...
“I'm not saying I support Henry Bolton,” the former Ukip leader told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday. “But what I do support is him saying to the NEC: 'I'm not going to take your judgment, I'm going to move this on to a full extraordinary general meeting of the Ukip membership.' That gives us a ...
“It's very, very difficult to get voted for if nobody has ever heard of you before,” Mr Farage said in Brussels after a 40-minute meeting with Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator. “It is up to him what he does. At least he is being talked about now,” Mr Farage, who also recently split from his wife after ...
Newspaper coverage about the private life of Henry Bolton means people have been talking about the man who was elected UKIP leader in September, according to the party's former leader Nigel Farage. Appearing on the Daily Politics, Mr Farage said: "While short-term, it may be uncomfortable for him, ...
Newly-sworn in North Wales AM Mandy Jones will not be sitting with the UKIP group due to a row over her choice of staff, the party has announced. She replaced Nathan Gill, who stepped down in December to devote his energies to the European Parliament. The UKIP group said it would be "impossible" to ...
Former Ukip Wales leader Nathan Gill has quit his North Wales seat at the National Assembly following a long-running dispute with Neil Hamilton, the party's current leader at the Senedd. Mr Gill was elected as one of seven Ukip AMs at last year's Assembly election, but was quickly ousted as leader by Mr ...
A UKIP MP has hit out at what he says are secret plans to form an EU Olympic team to keep the UK off the top spot. While Team GB won as many gold medals in Rio as Germany and France combined, the EU 27, which excludes the UK, won 79 medals which would have put them comfortably at the top of ...
Nigel Farage has claimed he has been overlooked for a knighthood because he did not support Remain at the EU referendum in 2016. The former Ukip leader and influential Brexit campaigner told the The Telegraph he would not be receiving an honour because of his political allegiances. “Of course I ...
A UKIP AM who called a black Labour MP a “f***ing coconut” will know the result of a party investigation into her behaviour in January. Michelle Brown was recorded making the comments about Chuka Umunna in May 2016 by her former senior advisor Nigel Williams during a foul-mouthed rant against him ...
“There are two things about that, one is leaving the European Union in and of itself was never the ultimate goal of Ukip, the name, the United Kingdom Independence Party, tells you all you need to know, it's independence. “We want that independence so we can build a confident, optimistic and prosperous ...
UKIP is fighting the Information Commissioner over disclosure of information about the role of 'dark' Facebook advertising in last year's referendum on the UK leaving the European Union. The Observer has reported that £4.7m was spent by pro Leave groups during last year's EU referendum with ...
UKIP AM Gareth Bennett has been barred from speaking in Senedd debates in 2018 following a speech about transgender rights. Mr Bennett refused to apologise for saying society could implode if there was too much "deviation from the norm". Presiding Officer Elin Jones said on Wednesday some of the ...
Ukip is to face a tribunal over its use of analytics during the EU referendum after refusing to cooperate with an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office. The ICO announced a formal investigation into how political parties use data analytics to target voters in response to concern about how ...
... he is coming to the East Midlands because the region was one of the strongest areas for voting "Leave" in the European Union referendum. Touring Derby with Mr Bolton will be Derby City Council UKIP councillor Alan Graves, who said he was immensely looking forward to welcoming him to Derby.
Ukip's new leader, Henry Bolton, has unveiled a front bench lineup which retains two of the candidates he defeated last month to take the job, ...
Ukip's new leader has claimed he could throttle a badger with his bare hands. Henry Bolton, who was elected last month, suggested it would ...
Henry Bolton, the 54-year-old former army officer recently elected leader of Ukip, claims that a suitable initiation ceremony for him is “chasing a ...


 

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