UKIP leader Henry Bolton has unanimously lost a vote of no confidence amid a scandal surrounding “racist” remarks on social media about Prince Harry’s fiance Meghan Markle made by his girlfriend Jo Marney.
UKIP’s Deputy leader Margot Parker has resigned in protest to Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down after a no-confidence vote, telling BBC that he has put the party in a “limbo situation” and calling on him to “go sooner rather than later.”
Parker, who is also an East Midlands MEP and will remain being a member of the party, said Bolton’s that “personal life took over the job he was elected to do”.
“This is taking time away from doing the job,” she added.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton has unanimously lost a vote of no confidence amid a scandal surrounding “racist” remarks on social media about Prince Harry’s fiance Meghan Markle made by his girlfriend Jo Marney, however, refused to step down.
The UK Independence Party is set to hold an emergency meeting within the next 28 days to decide whether to back the decision to force Bolton, the party’s fourth leader in 18 months, out.
Nigel Farage, former party’s leader, who was one of the main backers of Brexit and has recently called for a second referendum in order to confirm the people’s will to leave the EU, has ruled out returning to head the UKIP, telling Mail Online that he would “not for a moment” think about returning.
However, Twitter users rushed to the social media network to ask Farage to reconsider his decision.
Some have rushed to condemn Bolton and his (former?) girlfriend, who was seen having dinner together soon after an alleged breakup announced by the UKIP leader.
Many Twitter users have voiced concern over the party’s future amid the scandal.