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Ukip's battle to replace Nigel Farage gets under way

By Shaun Connolly

Published 01/08/2016

Favourite: Steven Woolfe
Favourite: Steven Woolfe

The battle to succeed Nigel Farage as Ukip leader is officially under way after nominations for the post closed.

The party's immigration policy chief Steven Woolfe is front-runner to take over as leader of the party. However, he suffered "technical" problems with his nomination.

Councillor Lisa Duffy and MEPs Bill Etheridge and Jonathan Arnott have also been pushing for the crown.

Nominations closed at noon yesterday and the candidate list will be announced tomorrow after a vetting procedure is carried out by Ukip top brass.

Huntingdonshire councillor Ms Duffy has pledged to heal factional fighting within the party.

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