BREAKING: Councillor Star Anderton Resigns Over Bolton Affair
UKIP’s Disabilities Spokesperson, Councillor Star Andteron has resigned over Henry Bolton’s affair with Jo Marney. Councillor Anderton said in a statement released on Twitter:
I cannot campaign for a man who walked out on his wife and young children on Christmas Eve and whose behaviour is like that of a love-sick teenager not a married man with responsibilities.
Throughout the leadership, he made out he was a ‘safe pair of hands’ with a stable personal life.
That is not the case and I call on Henry to step down in the best interests of the Party and the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit and need a credible voice to ensure we have a proper Brexit.
Councillor Anderton’s resignation comes after days of mounting pressure on the UKIP leader as leading members of the Party, including former leadership candidate Ben Walker, have questioned his version of the events surrounding the affair and described Mr Bolton’s position as “untenable”. It was revealed today by his wife that Mr Bolton dumped his wife by text message and that she has been devasted by the separation. Mounting speculation indicates there may be further resignations through the day as members and key party figures lose confidence in Mr Bolton’s leadership.