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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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Could Farage's resignation be a blessing for Ukip?

Rob Ford, a politics lecturer and author who wrote a book about Ukip, is among those suggesting Nigel Farage's resignation could benefit Ukip's bid to win seats in Labour and Conservative strongholds.

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