Paul Oakden, the Chairan of UKIP made a statement concerning the position of the leader of UKIP – a party which has had a farcical record of replacing its leader in the wake of the retirement of Nigel Farage:
“In an emergency meeting of the UKIP National Executive today, a discussion took place on recent press coverage of the party leader, Henry Bolton.
“Having heard a statement from Mr Bolton, the NEC asked a number of questions pertaining to that coverage.
“At the conclusion of that discussion, the committee took the decision to hold a vote of no confidence in the leadership of Henry Bolton.
“The vote was carried unanimously with the exception of the leader.
“This decision will automatically trigger an EGM of the party, to allow the membership of UKIP the democratic opportunity to decide to endorse or reject that vote of no confidence.”