‘I never split up with Jo’ admits toppled UKIP leader

Henry Bolton

Henry Bolton - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Henry Bolton has admitted he lied about splitting up with Jo Marney after her racist message scandal.

Jo Marney

Jo Marney - Credit: Archant

When asked by Nick Ferrari on LBC 'were you ever not together?' a laughing Bolton said: 'No. I think I was playing on words a little bit. I said I'd put personal issues in a box to be dealt with later.'

Asked how she felt about the romance being switched off and on Marney, 25, said: 'Well it wasn't – it was to the general public but not to me. I was fine with it.'

Bolton's leadership came unstuck after messages sent by Marney were revealed where she said Megan Markle would 'taint' the royal family. But even after a vote of no confidence in the leader from UKIP he battled on. He was finally deposed at a specially convened meeting last weekend.

Marney added: 'It is quite difficult to sit at home and watch your boyfriend on tele saying he is not your boyfriend.'

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But asked whether she could trust him she said: 'Maybe the public shouldn't trust him – but I do.'

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