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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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Calls for Farage to give up MEP seat after resignation

Lib Dem foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake said Farage should give up his MEP seat. Credit: PA

Nigel Farage has been told to give up his seat as a Member of the European Parliament following his resignation as Ukip leader.

Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake said: "Nigel Farage has spent years attacking the so-called Brussels gravy train while doing his best to cash in on EU taxpayer-funded expenses.

"This rank hypocrisy has to end. It's high time he did the honourable thing and resigned as an MEP and stopped milking taxpayers to push his divisive agenda."

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