Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader

Farage steps down but sets Ukip’s sights on disenchanted Labour voters.

“Tough though it has been at times it has definitely all been worth it”, he adds, saying he has never wanted to be a career politician.

“I now feel that I have done my bit… So I feel it’s right that I should now stand aside as leader of Ukip.”

He says he wants his life back, and that starts now.