Nigel Farage has left UKIP and offers this statement
We are now all aware that Nigel Farage has decioded he no longer wants to be a career politician and has stepped down as leader of UKIP.
Where this leaves UKIP is another thing, and who takes over will be shortly decided.
Nigel Farage said: “I have decided to stand aside as Leader of UKIP. the victory for the ‘Leave’ side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved, I came into this struggle from business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician.
“UKIP is in a good position and will continue, with my full support to attract a significant vote, whilst we will now leave the European Union the terms of our withdrawal are unclear, if there is too much backsliding by the Government and with the Labour Party detached from many of its voters then UKIP’s best days may be yet to come.”