Nuttall elected new leader of Ukip

Paul Nuttall has been elected as the new leader of Ukip, taking over from interim boss Nigel Farage.

The north west England MEP and former deputy leader won 62.6% of more than 15,000 members who voted.

Runner-up was former co-chairman Suzanne Evans, who received 2,973 votes (19.3%), with Welsh activist John Rees-Evans in third place with 2,775 votes (18.1%).

The leadership contest was launched after Diane James resigned in September just 18 days into the job.

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