HomeNEWSGENERALFormer UKIP leader Henry Bolton officially resigns from the party February 22, 2018 GENERAL The official UKIP twitter has today announced that former leader Henry Bolton has tendered his ties with the party following a vote of no confidence on Saturday. Bolton has previously been given a vote of no confidence from his party just five days prior to today’s announcement. Henry Bolton has officially resigned from the UKIP party five days after receiving a vote of no confidence. Henry Bolton has tendered his resignation from UKIP. We wish him well in whatever it is that he chooses to do next. — UKIP (@UKIP) February 22, 2018 Weeks previous to today Bolton’s leadership had been thrown into fresh controversy and jeopardy following reports that his wife had sent racist text messages concerning Prince Harry’s fiancé Meghan Markle, as per the Mirror. Bolton received a vote of no confidence last Saturday from his own party following the scandal concerning his wife and further the astonishing drop in supporters for UKIP in recent months. Just two weeks ago the Mail reported that UKIP were losing in excess of a thousand supporters a month since the appointment of Bolton as leader of the party. Bolton was appointed the leader of the UKIP party on the 29th of September, 2017. Bolton’s removal from the UKIP party see’s his stint as leader of the party falling short of even five months. UKIP’s party will now be thrown into fresh jeopardy with many now speculating where the future lies for the party if there is indeed a future at all. Henry Bolton has just resigned from UKIP so will not be putting his name forward to be our leader again. — Paul Oakley UKIP (@PaulJamesOakley) February 22, 2018 NEW: Henry Bolton has tendered his formal resignation as Ukip leader and he has also quit the party. — Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) February 22, 2018 Bolton had today appeared on ITV’s show This Morning with his formerly disgraced wife, although his appearance on the show was greeted by opposition on social media. Marney says her comments about Meghan Markle “were meant to shock” but then says she didn’t mean to spread hate. Bolton chips in to blame social media (!). Total car-crash TV. — Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) February 22, 2018 Henry Bolton is now talking about the “context” of Jo Marney’s Meghan Markle comments. Not sure there’s any context on earth that explains them. https://t.co/u2t4J3IE9e — Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) February 22, 2018 Today’s earworm gift to you is “Henry Bolton’s Racist Girlfriend” to the tune of “Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles”. No need to thank me. — David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) February 22, 2018 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.