Henry Bolton admits he may have to sell his Folkestone home to fund Ukip leadership

PUBLISHED: 13:59 23 October 2017

Henry Bolton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Henry Bolton. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Unlike predecessors Paul Nuttall and Nigel Farage, Mr Bolton is not a salaried MEP

The newly-elected head of Ukip has claimed he may need to sell his family home in Folkestone to fund his leadership.

Henry Bolton defied the odds to win the party’s top job last month but admitted to he’d need to look at the finances over the coming weeks to shape the way Ukip moves forward.

A former Kent police and crime commissioner candidate, Mr Bolton is not a salaried MEP like his predecessors Paul Nuttall and Nigel Farage and admitted he had discussed the possibility of selling the family house with his wife, Tatiana.

However, Mr Bolton said he had meetings lined up with donors and hoped the drastic measure would not be required.

Speaking on LBC, he said: “At the moment I am funding myself. I entered this knowing it wasn’t paid. And, if I don’t get any sort of remuneration from this, then we will be selling the home.”

Asked how his wife felt about the plan, Mr Bolton said: “She is nervously supportive.”

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