Axed Ukip leader Henry Bolton reunites with girlfriend Jo Marney after being dumped by party

Posted On: 
20th February 2018

Henry Bolton has reunited with his ex-girlfriend Jo Marney just days after being ousted as Ukip leader. 

Henry Bolton's leadership of Ukip lasted just five months

Controversial messages sent by Ms Marney put Mr Bolton at the centre of a racism row which eventually led to his removal.

In private exchanges, the 25-year-old former glamour model said Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle would "taint" the royal family and described Muslims as a "cancer".

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As the details of the messages emerged the ex-soldier was forced to end their romance but today he confirmed they were back together.    

Asked on BBC Radio Kent if they were in a relationship, he replied: "That's a yes."

On whether they were considering marriage, he said "perhaps," but added "it's not definite".

Mr Bolton has faced growing calls to resign over the scandal, culminating with his removal as Ukip leader on Saturday at the party's extraordinary general meeting in Birmingham.  

Party members voted 63% to 37% for him to stand down just five months after he was elected to the post.

MEP Gerard Batten - who once referred to Islam as a "death cult" - has been installed as interim leader and bookies' favourite to take on the job full-time.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has since ruled himself out of the race to replace Mr Bolton, saying on LBC he “wouldn’t even consider” standing.

Mr Farage added: “My general level of interest in Ukip is the lowest it has ever been throughout this 25 year period”.

Speaking to Radio Kent Mr Bolton also expressed concern about party’s future.

He said: "Ukip won't disappear but it is already moving significantly to right. I think it is going to become impossible for the party to influence the Brexit debate."