Brexit Champion Nigel Farage Steps Down as Leader of U.K. Independence Party (Video)The man who led the campaign for Great Britain's exit from the European Union has exited from his position as leader of the U.K. Independence Party, saying he has fulfilled his political ambitions.
The man who led the campaign for Great Britain’s exit from the European Union has exited from his position as leader of the U.K. Independence Party, saying he has fulfilled his political ambitions.
“During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back,” Farage told a band of reporters on Monday.
The Guardian reports:
It is the third time he has resigned as Ukip leader, but he dismissed the idea of coming back again in the future and claimed standing as an MP was no longer top of his bucket list.
Farage, 52, was originally leader from 2006 to 2009 and came back to the job after the 2010 election. He then stepped down after the 2015 election, only to “unresign” just days later to help lead the campaign to leave the EU.
The MEP on Monday insisted this resignation was for good but raised the prospect of taking some role in negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU, saying he “might have something to give”.
The race will now begin to find a successor, with possible candidates including deputy leader Paul Nuttall, immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe, culture spokesman Peter Whittle, Suzanne Evans, who is currently suspended, Diane James, an MEP, or the party’s only MP, Douglas Carswell.
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