Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) has elected its former chairman as its new leader.
Paul Nuttall has been an elected member of the European Parliament since 2009.
The 39-year-old, who served as UKIP’s deputy leader for six years, won 62.6% of support from party members.
He will take over from UKIP’s former leader Nigel Farage, who stood down in June after achieving his decades-long ambition of seeing Britain vote to leave the EU.
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The party is seeking to overcome months of internal turmoil and capitalise on its successful Brexit campaign.
The party has struggled to build on the anti-establishment sentiment it harnessed during the EU referendum campaign.
Diane James was initially elected to replace Farage in September.
However, she stood down after just 18 days.
The frontrunner to succeed her, Steven Woolfe, quit the party after an altercation with a colleague left him in hospital.
What they are saying
“I will build a team of all talents from all wings of the party,” – Paul Nuttall.
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