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Paul Nuttall named new Ukip leader

Paul Nuttall has been announced as the new leader of Ukip.

The former deputy leader won 62.6% of the vote, beating Suzanne Evans and John Rees-Evans.

The leadership contest had been triggered when Diane James gave up the leadership last month, just 18 days after being elected to replace Nigel Farage.

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Ukip 'will replace Labour as voice of working people'

'Let's get out there and get cracking' Nuttall told his supporters. Credit: Pool

New Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he wants to replace the Labour party as the patriotic voice of working people in Britain.

He said a new chapter had opened for the party today and was "honoured" Ukip members had placed their faith in him.

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