Following his disappointment in losing out to Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay for the seat of Thanet South in yesterday’s election, Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP.
The former face of the Party has said despite his resignation, he may put his name forward to run for UKIP leadership when it is contested in September 2015.
Resignation of Nigel Farage from UKIP Leadership
During an interview Farage insisted he had “never felt happier”, with a “weight lifted off his shoulders”.
Although UKIP have only held 1 seat in Clacton, they received 13% share in the election, leaving UKIP the 3rd most popular party in the UK behind the Conservatives and Labour.