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Douglas Carswell has told ITV News he will not stand to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader.
Asked whether he wanted to succeed Farage, Ukip's only member of Parliament replied: "Absolutely not - I couldn't possibly be a constituency MP, represent Ukip in the House of Commons, be a dad and lead a party."
Carswell, who has been locked in a feud with Farage, earlier tweeted a smiling emoji as news of the leader's decision to quit emerged.
Carswell admitted he and Farage had suffered "profound differences in opinion" over how the party should operate.
But he paid tribute to his former boss' role in convincing Britain to vote to leave the EU.
"For 20 years, Nigel stood at times almost alone in pushing for this referendum...we got the referendum and we won. Nigel played a key role in that and I think we should pay tribute to him."
The Essex MP Douglas Carswell has ruled out standing for the leadership of Ukip after the resignation of the current leader Nigel Farage.
As a parting shot to his former leader, the Clacton MP called for a change to the "tone and style" asking for the party to reinvent itself as a radical campaigner for change.
Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell has questioned the 'nature and tone' of the party's campaigning following the resignation of its leader Nigel Farage.
Mr Carswell, the MP for Clacton, ruled out standing for the leadership himself.
Mr Carswell said credit was due to Mr Farage and others for campaigning for twenty years to get the EU referendum in the first place but added that it was no secret that that had fundamental differences about how to win votes.
Click to watch the full interview with Douglas Carswell by ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson
A Ukip councillor in Cambridgeshire says she is considering standing to take Nigel Farage's place as party leader.
Lisa Duffy, who is a councillor for Ramsey ward on Huntingdonshire District Council, said she is strongly considering running and will make her decision within 48 hours.
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Nigel Farage, who is an MEP for part of the Anglia region, has stepped down as leader of the UK Independence Party.