UKIP chooses Henry Bolton as new party leader

Henry Bolton addresses the party conference

The leader will be announced at the party conference in Torquay, which, according to reports, Nigel Farage will not be attending.

Mr Bolton is seen as being on the moderate wing of the party in a campaign which was dominated by the presence of Anne Marie Waters, director of Sharia Watch UK and anti-Islam candidate.

Mr Bolton will address the party conference at about teatime on Saturday.

It is thought if Ms Waters wins the leadership contest it could create a huge divide in the party.

He promised to pressure the government into a hard Brexit.

"We can't lead the nation and we can't hold the government to account and we can't achieve our core objective at all", he said.

"The other thing is, I do not believe for a moment that we should be pushing this out and allowing the negotiations to be endless before we leave".

Bolton, a former soldier and Thames Valley police officer, later worked for organisations such as the United Nations and Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Kosovo and other countries.

Ukip leader Henry Bolton
PAHenry Bolton at the Ukip annual party conference

Asked if he would "ban the burka", Mr Bolton said: "I don't think it's about banning the burka, is it?" BBC political correspondent Ben Wright said Mr Bolton would be seen as the continuity candidate.

Nigel Farage has got a bit of a reputation for pulling amusing faces. None of us is Nigel. There is a danger, he said, that UKIP would go from being perceived as a single-issue "anti-Brussels party" to a single-issue "anti-Muslim" one.

The ex-soldier, who saw off a challenge from anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters, won with 30% of the vote.

"I had expected to win", he said, while carrying what appeared to be a copy of an unused victory speech containing the headline "New World Order".

UKIP's support evaporated in the election in June, losing its only member of parliament who had already abandoned the party, and taking just 594,068 votes, only 1.8 per cent of the total cast.

Farage was succeeded by Diane James, who stepped down in October previous year, just 18 days after winning citing a lack of support within the leadership.

"There'd be a quasi-leadership led by a MEPs and from that a new organisation could form that might even take the UKIP name".

But he resigned just eight months later after a disastrous General Election.

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