29 Sep 2017

Former army officer elected Ukip leader

Ukip has avoided a split in its ranks after a former army officer was elected as its new leader, beating the far-right, anti-Islamic, candidate, Anne Marie Waters. Henry Bolton secured over 3,800 votes, 1,000 more than Ms Waters, who came second. The result, announced at the party’s conference in Torquay, was greeted with cheers in the hall, but not everyone is happy and Ukip’s troubles seem far from over.