UKIP CRISIS BREAKING: NEC Unanimously Votes It Has No Confidence In Henry Bolton
Moments ago it was announced that the National Executive Committee of UKIP has voted in favour of a motion of no confidence in UKIP leader, Henry Bolton.
The news comes following a week of revelations and resignations. Jonathan Arnott MEP resigned from the Party on Friday alongside a wave of resignations from individual Party members and in the case of Hartlepool councillors departure from the Party en masse.
It also follows a bitter war of words between the leadership and senior figures in the party including Bill Etheridge MEP. Other leading MEP’s such as Gerard Batten also called on Mr Bolton to leave his post, describing his position as “untenable”.
However, Mr Bolton has stated today at various points that he has no intention of resigning his position and take his case to the members who will now have to endorse the NEC’s decision at an Extraordinary General Meeting.
In an email to Party members, Chairman Paul Oakden said;
“The vote was carried unanimously with the exception of the Leader.
UKIP now faces at least a month of uncertainty as it awaits the outcome of the EGM.