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Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

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Henry Bolton who has been elected as the new Ukip party leader during the Ukip National Conference at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay

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Ms Waters came second, with 21.3% of the 12,915 votes cast.

In his victory speech at Ukip conference in Torquay, he called on members to rally around the party.

Britain's populist UK Independence Party (UKIP) has elected outsider Henry Bolton as its new leader Friday.

The changes come after a hard year for UKIP following the successful Brexit referendum in 2016, whilst the party has struggled for relevance and suffered leadership issues.

The little-known candidate beat the two front runners in the contest - anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters and London Assembly member Peter Whittle - to win with 3,874 votes.

UKIP chairman Paul Oakden told the BBC's Daily Politics he was not anxious the similarities might lead to legal issues: "We did our due diligence before we put these logos to the membership and as I said, we are perfectly comfortable".

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Some Ukip MEPs have said they would quit if Ms Waters won the election.

"There'd be a quasi-leadership led by a MEPs and from that a new organisation could form that might even take the UKIP name".

Mr Bolton called on the party to unite behind him to allow him to deliver its aims. Here's everything you need to know.

Ms Waters, whose candidacy is backed by former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, has generated backing on social media and has encouraged her supporters to join the party to vote for her.

The party has struggled to find its feet since Nigel Farage quit, and its vote share fell to 1.8% at the general election, from 12.6% in 2015.

Mr Farage's successor, Diane James, stepped down in October, just 18 days after being elected.

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