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Neil Hamilton backs a vote of no confidence in UKIP leader Henry Bolton

Neil Hamilton, Leader of the UKIP Wales Group, has backed a vote of no confidence in leader Henry Bolton.

Neil Hamilton, Leader of the UKIP Wales Group, has backed a vote of no confidence in leader Henry Bolton. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images

UKIP's ruling committee unanimously backed a vote on whether the former Army officer should remain in post.

Ahead of the meeting of UKIP's national executive committee, Mr Bolton insisted he would not quit and said forcing him out would probably end the party.

I support the NEC's unanimous decision to pass a vote of no confidence in Henry Bolton. He should now resign from UKIP immediately so we can get on with rebuilding the party without further distraction.

– Neil Hamilton AM

Party members will now be given a vote on whether Mr Bolton should remain in post.

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