New Ukip leader vows to step down in 12 months
Ukip’s new leader said he intended to resign in 12 months as he was installed after an uncontested election.
Gerard Batten pledged to try to restore the party’s fortunes. The London MEP said: “As I said at the start of the contest, if the election were to be uncontested, I would hold office for 12 months. Therefore, I intend to resign on 13th April 2019 so that a full leadership contest may take place.”