Ex-soldier and former Lib Dem Henry Bolton OBE who worked for the EU and with Britain's aid department WINS Ukip crown after beating far-right Anne Marie Waters into second place

A former soldier, career diplomat and ex-Liberal Democrat candidate won the Ukip leadership today, defeating the far-right Anne Marie Waters.
Henry Bolton's shock victory was confirmed by party officials who had been braced for a potentially terminal split had Ms Waters won.
Virtual unknown Mr Bolton, 54, won with 3,874 votes - more than a 1,000 more than his closest rival.
The married father of three told Ukip activists they had to be united to pursue their mission of delivering Brexit. 
Nigel Farage offered his immediate congratulations to Ukip's fourth leader in 12 months.  
The conference hall erupted into loud shouts and applause while several delegates punched the air in joy as they heard that Ms Waters had been denied the job. 
In a brief victory speech, Mr Bolton said it is 'crucial day for our party' and a critical one for the country.
Henry Bolton waves as he was today announced the new leader of the Ukip party 
Henry Bolton waves as he was today announced the new leader of the Ukip party 
Henry Bolton, a little known candidate, is a former soldier and police officer
Henry Bolton, a little known candidate, is a former soldier and police officer
Mr Bolton is a leading expert in international diplomacy and foreign affairs. He was awarded an OBE by Princess Anne in 2013 (pictured)  
Mr Bolton is a leading expert in international diplomacy and foreign affairs. He was awarded an OBE by Princess Anne in 2013 (pictured)  
The new Ukip leader has served in Afghanistan and is pictured briefing US General David Petraeus in 2011 
The new Ukip leader has served in Afghanistan and is pictured briefing US General David Petraeus in 2011 
The little-known politician was not expected to snatch the leadership, and the result as shocked the many in the party.
He hit headlines last year when his wife Tatiana Smurova-Bolton, 41, gave birth on a packed train.
Mr Bolton called on the party to unite behind him to allow him to deliver its aims.
He said: 'I do not see myself now as simply being your leader, I see myself as serving this party.
'You are the party, not me, and this party needs to serve its country.
'There is no greater calling than that and I would call on all of you, whether you voted for me or not, to rally around the party, to be united.'
He told the party members: 'Brexit is our core task, however, it is not the end of the line.' 
 Meanwhile, there were angry scenes outside the party conference as protesters chanted and argued with Ukip delegates.
They accused the party of fueling hate by inviting a member of the far right German AFD party to address their conference.
Anne Marie Waters, pictured at an anti-Islam rally in London last year, is the favourite to be elected the new Ukip leader today in a move which could see the party split for good
Anne Marie Waters, pictured at an anti-Islam rally in London last year, is the favourite to be elected the new Ukip leader today in a move which could see the party split for good
Ukip interim leader Steve Crowther unveils the proposed new Ukip logo. But observers were quick to point out it bears a striking resemblance to the Premier League logo, and the top flight footballing division is consulting their lawyers over it
Ukip interim leader Steve Crowther unveils the proposed new Ukip logo. But observers were quick to point out it bears a striking resemblance to the Premier League logo, and the top flight footballing division is consulting their lawyers over it
A Ukip supporter waves the union jack as she arrives at the party conference in Torquay. Meanwhile in the conference centre an array of anti-EU propaganda was on display, including a pic (right) of Eurocrat Guy Verhofstadt
Leaflets warning of a 'Brexit betrayal' and taking a swipe at the arch Europhile Tony Blair were being dished out at the party conference 
Leaflets warning of a 'Brexit betrayal' and taking a swipe at the arch Europhile Tony Blair were being dished out at the party conference 
Nigel Farage said Ukip will be 'finished' if it becomes an anti-Islam party, although he has denied reports he is planning launch a new Brexit party as soon as Monday if Ms Waters wins.

JUST WHO IS HENRY BOLTON? THE NEW UKIP CHIEF'S CV 

December 2016-present: Deployable civilian expert for the UK Government's Stabilisation Unit 
April 2016-present: Consultant on international affairs and diplomacy.
May 2016: Failed candidate to be Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent
November 2013-March 2016: EU Strategic Planer on the EU Common Security and Defence Policy
October 2012- January 2013: Senior advisor at the Foreign Office on Helmand Province, Afghanistan
May 2005: Defeated Liberal Democrat candidate in Runnymede and Weybridge  
February 2003-April 2006: Home Office Ministerial adviser on Transnational Organised Crime and Intelligence
August 2003-May 2004: Border Management Consultant at the European Commission
September 1992- September 2001: Police Officer, Thames Valley Police
February 1990-March 2000: Territorial Army Infantry Company Commander 
September 19790 February 1990: Trooper and NCO, Royal Husssars, British ArmyMs Waters runs Sharia Watch UK and set up a British branch of the German extreme Pegida group with Tommy Robinson - the former leader of the English Defence League.
And she has reportedly got the former BNP member Jack Buckby to help run her campaign. 
Mr Bucky sparked outrage in murdered MP Jo Cox's Batley and Spen constituency when he stood for election claiming 'more interested in solidarity with Palestinian people than gang rape' by Asian men.
Her strident anti-Islam views have placed her on the fringes of Ukip, and she is the most extreme leader of a major political party in Britain in generations.
Many leading figures in Ukip have urged for her to be blocked from standing for the party because of her extreme views.
In 2016 she was deselected as a candidate in the London Assembly elections after her role in setting up Pegida was discovered.
And earlier this year she was blocked from standing for Ukip in the Lewisham East seat in the General Election by then leader Paul Nuttall.
But Ukip's NEC allowed her to stand for leader - to the anger of many in the party.
The NEC later tried to get all the leadership candidates to agree to change party rules so they would elected by a first past the post system rather than a form of proportional representation.
The move would severely undermine her chances of winning, but the plan had to be abandoned after one of the candidates refused to agree to it.
Ms Waters wants to ban the burqa and Sharia councils, and put a freeze on all immigration into the UK.
And she has demanded that mosques across Britain are forcibly shut down.
Ex-soldier and former Lib Dem Henry Bolton OBE who worked for the EU and with Britain's aid department WINS Ukip crown after beating far-right Anne Marie Waters into second place Ex-soldier and former Lib Dem Henry Bolton OBE who worked for the EU and with Britain's aid department WINS Ukip crown after beating far-right Anne Marie Waters into second place Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 08:39:00 Rating: 5