UKIP chooses new logo as members gear up to vote for leader at conference

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UKIP Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2
The new logo was chosen at the conference today (Source: Getty)

The United Kingdom Independence Party has voted to change its logo.

Members of the party voted this morning at its annual conference, choosing to replace the former pound sign logo with one featuring a lion.

The new logo (Source: UKIP)

But not all members are happy with the decision, with MEP David Coburn reportedly abstaining from the vote, calling it "a lot of PR twaddle" according to Huffington Post journalist Owen Bennett.

The old logo (Source: UKIP)

Some commenters on social media also compared the new logo to the Premier League's.

The party will also vote for a new leader today, with a result expected at 5.15pm.

Seven candidates are battling it out to lead the party, with deputy leader Peter Whittle and Sharia Watch UK director Anne Marie Waters tipped as the two favourites.

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The other candidates include London Assembly member David Kurten and MEP Jane Collins.

Whoever wins will be the third leader to take the helm since Nigel Farage quit the post just over a year ago.

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