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Nigel Farage to remain Ukip leader after resignation rejected

Nigel Farage has had his resignation as Ukip leader rejected by the party's national executive committee and he remains as leader, the party has said in a statement.

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Senior Ukip members 'very pleased' Farage to remain leader

Senior Ukip members have welcomed Nigel Farage's decision to stay on as party leader, after the national executive committee rejected his resignation.

Deputy chairman of the party, Suzanne Evans, had been tipped to stand in until a leadership contest in the autumn - but she took to Twitter to assure followers she was among those who helped persuade Mr Farage to stay.

It comes after a statement by party chairman Steve Crowther was released, explaining that the committee had rejected the resignation on the basis that Ukip members did not want Mr Farage to leave and labelling the election campaign a "great success".

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