Paul Nuttall resigns as leader of Ukip after disaster election results

The party, which had around 12.6 per cent of the vote in 2015 slumped to just two per cent. 
Leader Paul Nuttall announced he was stepping down as leader in the wake of the abysmal result, after UKIP was crushed in the snap general election,  resulting in a hung parliament. 
After UKIP failed to win single seat, he said: "A new era must begin with a new leader.”
Despite the appalling performance from UKIP, he claimed the party was "still on the pitch”
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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was crushed at the polls
He claimed the party, which was effectively wiped out in last month’s local elections, was "more relevant than ever”.
In their heyday, under former leader Nigel Farage, the party fielded one MP and enjoyed 3.8 million votes in the 2015 election. 
He stood for MP in Boston and Skegness in Thursday's election, losing out to the Conservative’s Matt Warman who clinched the seat with 27,271 votes, compared to Mr Nuttall’s 3,308. 
He failed to be elected to parliament for the fifth time after previously standing in several seats since 2005. 
Mr Nuttall became leader of UKIP in last year's leadership election.
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