Nigel Farage to decide in the next seven days if he will lead Ukip for the fourth time after electoral wipeout

Nigel Farage to decide in the next seven days if he will lead Ukip for the fourth time after electoral wipeout, by Christopher Hope.

Nigel Farage will decide within the next seven days whether he is going to stand for the fourth time to be leader of the UK Independence Party following a collapse in his party’s support at the polls.

Mr Farage said he was going “to have a think about it” after his successor Paul Nuttall resigned as Ukip leader after his party’s woeful showing at the General Election.

Nigel Farage talking to the media, 2012

The Eurosceptic party’s future was left in doubt after Ukip failed to gain a single seat and the party’s vote share collapsed to less than two per cent from 12.6 per cent in 2015.

How many of the UKIP votes came from Labor voters and returned to Labor at the recent election?

Full election results here. The Conservative vote increased by 5.52% (to 42.45%) and Labour’s increased 9.54% (to 39.99%), but UKIP’s went down 10.8% (to 1.8%).

hat-tip Stephen Neil, hat-tip Matthew