UKIP’s Tim Aker quits as Local Government spokesperson in protest at leader Henry Bolton

UKIP's Tim Aker

THURROCK councillor, Tim Aker has quit his post as the Local Government spokesperson for UKIP.

The MEP posted a statement on his website.

Cllr Aker said: “Today I am resigning as UKIP’s Local Government Spokesman. I cannot continue to serve under Henry Bolton. I hope he does the right thing and resigns before the EGM, so the Party can move forward with a new leader.

He is the fourth senior Ukip member to resign.

A vote of no confidence in the leader Henry Bolton was issued by the National Executive Committee of UKIP after an on-going controversy regarding his (former) girlfriend, Jo Marney.

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