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Ukip rejects Farage’s resignation

Nigel Farage will remain the leader of Ukip after the party rejected his resignation.

Farage announced he would step down on Friday after failing to win the seat of South Thanet, as he had promised in the run up to the general election.

But Ukip’s national executive committee has “unanimously” rejected his resignation, saying the party’s election campaign had been a “great success”.

Ukip chairman Steve Crowther says: “As promised Nigel Farage tendered his official resignation as leader of Ukip to the NEC. This offer was unanimously rejected by the NEC members who produced overwhelmingly evidence that the Ukip membership did not want Nigel to go.

“The NEC also concluded that Ukip’s general election campaign had been a great success.

“In addition the NEC recognised that the referendum campaign has already begun this week and we need our best team to fight that campaign led by Nigel. He has therefore been persuaded by the NEC to withdraw his resignation and remains leader of Ukip.”


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There are 5 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. OK he might be a Marmite politician, but credit where its due, he got the votes as a party !

    Personally I like him (hate Marmite) its good people like him contest the established order

  2. Neil Liversidge 11th May 2015 at 5:19 pm

    He also has the guts to say what he really thinks however unpalatable others might find it. Politically on most issues he and I are miles apart but he more courage and honesty than all the other party ‘leaders’ put together.

  3. Julian Stevens 11th May 2015 at 5:38 pm

    What is UKIP without Farage? I actually support much of the UKIP agenda and wouldn’t have been put out had the Conservatives been forced into coalition with them. But it didn’t happen and now we must our faith in the Conservatives for the coming 5 years.

  4. UKIP were going to remove RDR, but removed Godfrey Bloom (IFA) because he said it as he saw it in the EU Parliament. SUCH A SHAME.

  5. So when is a resignation not a resignation? Answer when it’s connected with Nigel Farage now known as boomerang Nigel lol

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