Ir­ish­woman’s Ukip bid fails

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

THE de­feat of a Dublin woman in an elec­tion for the lead­er­ship of Ukip has de­lighted the party’s for­mer leader Nigel Farage.

Anne Marie Waters was de­feated by Henry Bolton. She is a di­rec­tor of a con­tro­ver­sial anti-Is­lamist group called Sharia Watch.

Mr Bolton’s vic­tory avoided a po­ten­tial split, as a number of Ukip MEPs had re­port­edly threat­ened to quit if Ms Waters won.

Mr Farage de­clared him­self de­lighted and de­scribed the vic­tor as ‘a man of real sub­stance’.

Mr Bolton, a for­mer Bri­tish Army of­fi­cer, told Ukip’s party con­fer­ence in Torquay: ‘Brexit is our core task.’

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