2017 UK Independence Party leadership election

United Kingdom independence party (UKIP) leadership election

The 2017 UK Independence Party leadership election was held on 29 September 2017. UKIP members voted for who they want to lead the party. Henry Bolton won the election after receiving 30% of the vote.[1]

Henry Bolton won the election.

The election was called for after the party's poor performance in the 2017 general election.

Nigel Farage decided not to run for the UKIP leadership position.[2]

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. Candidate Votes %
1 Henry Bolton 3,874 30.00%
2 Anne Marie Waters 2,755 21.33%
3 David Kurten 2,201 17.04%
4 John Rees-Evans 2,021 15.65%
5 Peter Whittle 1,413 10.94%
6 Jane Collins 566 4.38%
7 Aidan Powlesland 85 0.66%
Total 12,915 100%

After the electionEdit

Bolton said that his victory stopped UKIP from becoming a fascist party.[3] Waters left UKIP and created her own political party, For Britain, in October.[4] Rees-Evans also left UKIP and created his own political party, Affinity.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Henry Bolton elected UKIP leader. BBC NEWS. Published 29 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. Farage, Nigel (1 July 2017). "Why I've decided against standing to lead Ukip". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. "I've Saved UKIP From Becoming Nazis Says Henry Bolton". www.thejc.com. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. "Former UKIP leadership candidate to launch new far-right party". Politico. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  5. "Rees-Evans quits UKIP to form new party". BBC News. 2017-10-03. Retrieved 2017-10-04.