Populist anti-Islam activist Anne Marie Waters declared "Jihad 1, Truth 0" after losing her bid to become the new leader of Ukip.

Ms Waters, the founder and director of Sharia Watch UK, was beaten by the lesser known Henry Bolton who is a former soldier and Thames Valley police officer.

Ms Waters, also a co-founder of the UK branch of the anti-Islam group Pegida, was a deeply divisive candidate with an impassioned support base. Her unexpected loss has saved Ukip from a lurch towards the far right and a threatened mass walkout of party members.

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