UK Election Results 2017: UKIP Leader Paul Nuttal resign after poor show

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The leader of the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Paul Nuttall said on Friday he would leave after the party failed to win any lawmakers in the British parliament and saw its vote share fall dramatically.

The UKIP which, under its most prominent previous leader Nigel Farage, helped secure Britain’s exit from the European Union, was viewed as increasingly irrelevant amid the campaign with many of its voters deserting the party.

“I am standing down today as the leader of UKIP with quick impact. This will allow the party to have another leader in place by the conference in September,” Mr Nuttall said.

Mr Farage prior hinted he may come back to front-line politics.

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