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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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Neil Hamilton: Give Nigel Farage a peerage

Neil Hamilton, pictured in 2014. Credit: PA

Neil Hamilton, the leader of Ukip in the Welsh Assembly, has said Nigel Farage should get a peerage for his "significant achievements".

In a statement, he admitted the pair "have not always seen eye to eye" but Farage is "one of the great figures in British politics today".

It is well known that I have not always seen eye to eye with Nigel, but I salute his very significant achievements.

UKIP has a massive continuing role to play in British politics and, under a new leader, we will reach out to an even wider constituency.

Nigel Farage deserves the thanks of every Brexiteer. There would have been no referendum without him. He is a controversial figure but, like him or loathe him, he is a dynamic force and one of the great figures in British politics today. He clearly has much still to offer in the continuing campaign for an independent Britain. He should be given a peerage.

– Neil Hamilton

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