Ukip to have new leader in place by November 28th, NEC confirms


Despite Chairman Paul Oakden appearing on BBC Radio 4 this morning to insist there was “no need to panic” before the party”s national executive committee met this afternoon, Ukip have now confirmed they will have a new leader in place by Novemeber 28th.

Mr Oakden claimed a new leader could not be installed until the alleged altercation between leadership favourite Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem had been investigated.

However, in the last few moments it has emerged that in a shock U-turn, Steven Woolfe is retiring from Ukip. 

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