'I never split up with Jo' admits toppled UKIP leader

PUBLISHED: 17:06 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 23 February 2018

Henry Bolton

Henry Bolton

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

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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.”

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

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