Belfast Telegraph

We'll be voice of working class: New UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

By Andrew Woodcock

Ukip's new leader Paul Nuttall has promised to "replace" Labour as the voice of the working class after being elected by a landslide as Nigel Farage's successor.

The North West England MEP took 62.6% of the vote, easily beating former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans on 19.3% and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans on 18.1%.

Elected just two days short of his 40th birthday, the new leader vowed to unite Ukip and "hold the Government's feet to the fire" over the delivery of Brexit.

"I want to replace the Labour Party and make Ukip the voice of patriotic Britain," he said in a speech after being named the new leader at an event in Westminster.

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