UKIP’s controversial Chairman Paul Oakden, who is unpopular with many Party members, has quit. This comes after his claim last night to have been appointed Interim Leader; though such was quickly retracted.
Why has Paul Oakden resigned as UKIP Chairman? Is he under investigation by the EU for working as a MEP’s local assistant while he was Party Chairman? Is it acceptable to have both those roles at the same time? Will he have to repay a six figure sum?
In an email to members, Mr Oakden said he would go regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s extraordinary general meeting. Saturday’s gathering of party members in Birmingham will decide whether Mr Bolton keeps his job after he left wife and children at Christmas for a racist girl now suspended by the Party.
Mr Oakden hinted he could contest any future race for leader.
He said: ‘I remain a committed member of UKIP, and steadfast in my view that without us, there is little hope of our country’s independence being delivered back into the hands of her people.
‘In standing down, I hope to allow myself the flexibility to consider other ways in which I might continue to serve you – the most remarkable, and admirable, political membership in Britain today.’
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