UKIP members voted to sack embattled leader Bolton

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UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner.

The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting in Birmingham.

He had faced calls to quit after it emerged his partner Jo Marney sent racist messages about Meghan Markle.

The party will announce an interim leader later and an leadership election will take place within 90 days.

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