Despite being snubbed in its quest for answers from the group's ex-leaders, the EDL has appointed a new chairman.

Tim Ablitt will take control of the group after this week's shock departure of ex-leaders Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll.

The decision was taken at a meeting between "regional organisers" on Wednesday night which was ignored by Robinson and Carroll.

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The EDL have had a rather tumultuous week

The hosts of the meeting sounded still wounded from the resignations in a post on announcing the appointment on Facebook.


Tim Ablitt was previously a regional organiser of the EDL. He also headed the groups failed attempt to enter mainstream politics with the "British Freedom" party in 2011.

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In July 2010 Ablitt was arrested along with six other EDL members on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at the mosque.

All were eventually released without charge.