UK Independence Party official is demanding compensation after the party’s new leader axed the lion logo and brought back the traditional pound sign.

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves, the chairman of a Ukip branch in Leigh, said he has been left with £500-worth of T-shirts, mugs, hoodies and keyrings featuring the lion.

Mr Lomax-Hargreaves said he paid for the stock in January after checking with the party’s headquarters that lion would continue as the logo.

After asking the party to reimburse him for the redundant stock, Mr Leigh-Hargreaves said he was told in an email by an official to “sell it on as limited edition”.

Mr Lomax-Hargreaves – who paid for the stock personally – said he is now considering…