UKIP leader Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP.
The news comes as he lost his seat at South Thanet to the Tories’ Craig Mackinlay.
Farage said: “I’m a man of my word. I don’t break my word so I shall be writing to the UK Ukip national executive in a few minutes.”
“I’m going to take the summer off and think about my life.”
The ex-UKIP leader is set to recommend Suzanne Evans as the acting leader of the party.
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