The vote is non-binding, and the NEC does not have the power to remove Bolton as party leader if he does not want to step down. And he refused to do it, facing hundreds of demands to resign after the racist claims made by his girlfriend, who insulted prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle, who is one half Afro-American. Only a vote by the party’s membership can remove Bolton as the leader of the UK Independence Party. Bolton said that he had broken up with the woman, 25-year-old model Jo Marney, after the racist massages were revealed. He told Sky News: “The party cannot afford the disruption of a change in leadership. So I’m not going anywhere.” As leader Henry Bolton clings on to his position, UKIP is reportedly facing bankruptcy. It was already more than £380,000 in debt before last year’s general election, according to The Mail Online.