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Nigel Farage's 'tears' reach £65k on eBay

The listing appeared on the site yesterday but has since been taken down Credit: eBay

Farage's short-lived resignation sparked this unusual listing on eBay - a jar of the UKIP leader's tears priced at £65,800.

And it seems that there's many people that would like to own his tears - with the item racking up 72 bids in one day.

"You are bidding for a jar of the tears that Ukip leader Nigel Farage cried after hearing that he didn’t win a seat in the UK general election. You will not have tasted tears this delicious before. These are premium grade top shelf tears provided by the creme de la creme of British racist morons. A quick taste test will reveal disappointment, resentment and hopelessness. You can almost taste the moment that his dreams and years of “hard work” were shattered into a million pieces."

– The item description on eBay

Despite the popularity of the item posted by rock band DID on the bidding website, we believe the tears are not actually from the UKIP leader.

The listing on eBay has been removed following the rejection of the UKIP leader's resignation Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Farage persuaded to withdraw resignation over 4m votes

Nigel Farage's offer of resignation was rejected by UKIP members because of the success of his election campaign, according to a statement by the Chairman of UKIP has revealed.

As promised Nigel Farage tendered his official resignation as leader of UKIP to the NEC. This offer was unanimously rejected by the NEC members who produced overwhelmingly evidence that the UKIP membership did not want Nigel to go

The NEC also concluded that UKIP's general election campaign had been a great success. We have fought a positive campaign with a very good manifesto and despite relentless, negative attacks and an astonishing last minute swing to the Conservatives over fear of the SNP, that in these circumstances, 4 million votes was an extraordinary achievement. On that basis Mr Farage withdrew his resignation and will remain leader of UKIP. In addition the NEC recognised that the referendum campaign has already begun this week and we need our best team to fight that campaign led by Nigel. He has therefore been persuaded by the NEC to withdraw his resignation and remains leader of UKIP.

– Steve crowther, Chairman of UKIP

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Farage to remain as leader after resignation 'rejected'

Nigel Farage remains the leader of Ukip after his resignation was rejected by the party's national executive committee, Ukip has said in a statement.

Ukip chairman Steve Crowther said the committee (NEC) had produced "overwhelming evidence" that members of the party did not want him to go, saying they believed the general election campaign had been "a great success".

Nigel Farage was 'persuaded' to withdraw his resignation, the party chairman said Credit: PA

He said Mr Farage had been "persuaded" by the committee to withdraw his resignation.

We have fought a positive campaign with a very good manifesto and despite relentless, negative attacks and an astonishing last minute swing to the Conservatives over fear of the SNP. In these circumstances, four million votes was an extraordinary achievement.

On that basis Mr Farage withdrew his resignation and will remain leader of Ukip.

In addition, the NEC recognised that the referendum campaign has already begun this week and we need our best team to fight that campaign led by Nigel.

He has therefore been persuaded by the NEC to withdraw his resignation and remains leader of Ukip.

– Steve Crowther, Ukip chairman

Mr Farage had announced before the election that he would resign if he was not voted into his chosen constituency of South Thanet - and he duly did so on Friday afternoon.

However, he had kept the option of returning open by hinting he might compete in the leadership race in the autumn.

Dorset MP appointed as full cabinet member

Oliver Letwin will be full member of Cabinet and in overall charge of the Cabinet Office.

The West Dorset MP has been appointed in part of the cabinet reshuffle Credit: Conservatives
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Jeremy Hunt will continue in Health Secretary role

Jeremy Hunt will remain in his role as Health Secretary, David Cameron confirmed today.

Hunt, South West Surrey's MP, has been Britain's Health Secretary since September 2012 prior to which he spent more than two years as the Conservative Party's Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary.

Jeremy Hunt will remain in his role as Health Secretary Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

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Hastings and Rye MP will be Secretary of State for Energy

Amber Rudd, the MP for Hastings and Rye, has been announced as the Secretary for State for Energy and Climate Change.

It comes as new members of the cabinet are announced since Cameron won a majority Conservative government in the general election last week.

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has been chosen by Cameron to be part of his cabinet reshuffle Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brighton & Hove City Council election reaction

Brighton & Hove City Council is no longer controlled by the Greens, following the local elections.

The count, which started after general election votes had been counted, lasted most of Saturday with the final result coming after 7pm.

The Brighton Pavilion seat returned Caroline Lucas from the Green Party as its MP in Thursday's general election. Two councillors who won in the Preston Park ward where Ms Lucas lives, gave their reaction to the local election result and the day-long count.

First is Councillor Kevin Allen, from the Labour Party which now has a minority control of the city council.

Councillor Leo Littman, from the Green Party, attributed some of his party's loss of seats to the fact that the local elections were on the same day as the general election - boosting the number of voters taking part in the poll.

Gove returns to Cabinet as Cameron re-shuffles

Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove is back in the Cabinet Credit: PA

Michael Gove has made a dramatic return to the top of government as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.

David Cameron confirmed that the MP for Surrey Heath will replace Chris Grayling, who becomes Leader of the House of Commons.

The return of Mr Gove to the Cabinet table will be seen as vindication after his move last year from education secretary to chief whip, in what was widely perceived to be a demotion.

At the time it was assumed that Mr Cameron had concluded that he had made too many enemies in his battles with the teaching profession and had become a liability ahead of the general election.

Theresa May in Downing Street yesterday Credit: PA

Mr Cameron had already confirmed that Maidenhead MP Theresa May would remain as Home Secretary.

Having increased Conservative ranks at Westminster to 331, securing a 12-vote absolute majority in the Commons, Mr Cameron will be preparing to push through his manifesto agenda in its entirety.

But he will be aware that he remains vulnerable to backbench Tory rebellions, which would only have to muster seven MPs to threaten him.

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