Little-known candidate Henry Bolton has been elected as the new leader of Ukip in a shock result.

Mr Bolton is a former Liberal Democrat and was not considered the front-runner in Friday's vote.

‘Frankly, seeking to blame one section of our community for society’s ills is not patriotism; it’s a form of totalitarianism that goes against everything UKIP as a political force has ever achieved. UKIP was set up to fight the ‘totalitarian’ effects of EU influence on British society. Therefore, I will not sit back and watch the party be hijacked by those who seek to now seize on our success to drive forward their own agenda.’

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Mr Bolton has previously cautioned against the dangers of ‘left-wing extremism’.

He said earlier this year: ‘So called political correctness is deterring the expression of legitimate opinions.
‘Left-wing extremists seek to re-write our history, tear down our monuments and condemn anyone who raises a voice in protest.