Paul Nuttall resigns as UKIP leader:

Paul Nuttall resigning (CREDIT: Getty Images)

Paul Nuttall, the UKIP leader, has resigned after a disastrous election result which saw his party without any MPs.

Paul Nuttall’s resignation came as UKIP were uniformly defeated across the nation, with the leader himself only taking in 3,308 votes in Boston and Skegness, 11,337 less votes than UKIP received in the 2015 election, in a constituency where the highest leave vote was registered in the EU referendum. Nuttall lost out on the seat by more than 20,000 votes as it was held by the Conservative Party.

Steve Crowther will lead UKIP as an interim leader before a new leader is officially announced.

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage has hinted at a potential return as UKIP’s leader over fears that Brexit may not go ahead, warning that: “We may well be looking down the barrel of a second referendum.”


Author: Thomas Parkes

Hi, my name is Thomas Parkes. I'm currently a student at the City of Wolverhampton College, studing the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

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