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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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'Job done!' says Farage as he steps down as Ukip leader

Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener

Nigel Farage declared "job done!" as he stepped down as Ukip leader today.

"I now feel that I've done my bit. I couldn't possibly achieve more than I managed to get in that referendum," he said.

The pro-Brexit campaigner is still an MEP but insisted he would not be returning to politics again.

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