Nigel Farage resigns as leader of UKIP

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP.

The news comes as he lost his seat at South Thanet to the Tories’ Craig Mackinlay.

Farage said: “I’m a man of my word. I don’t break my word so I shall be writing to the UK Ukip national executive in a few minutes.”

“I’m going to take the summer off and think about my life.”

The ex-UKIP leader is set to recommend Suzanne Evans as the acting leader of the party.

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