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Live updates: Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader

Nigel Farage has resigned as the leader of the UK Independence Party, saying he has "done his bit".

Mr Farage said his aim in politics had been to get Britain out of the EU and now that the country had voted for Brexit in the referendum it was time for him to stand aside.

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Farage: I'm going to keep quiet on future Ukip leader

Nigel Farage addressed the media on Monday morning. Credit: Pool

Nigel Farage has refused to say who he believes should replace him as leader of the UK Independence Party.

When asked by ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen on who would be best suited to replace him, Mr Farage said: "I'm going to keep very quiet on that, and may the best man or the best woman win."

Farage stood down on Monday morning, saying he "never wanted to be a career politician".

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