UKIP’s National Executive Committee voted to reject Nigel Farage’s resignation as party leader
Nigel Farage’s political career has been dramatically resurrected after UKIP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) voted to reject his resignation as party leader.
Farage announced his resignation on Friday morning in the wake of his defeat in South Thanet. He had repeatedly stated that he would resign if he failed to win election to the seat, and said he would “take a break” from politics.
However, UKIP chairman Steve Crowther said the NEC had “unanimously” rejected Farage’s resignation, claiming the election campaign had been a “great success”.
“As promised, Nigel Farage tendered his official resignation as leader of Ukip to the NEC,” Crowther said. “This offer was unanimously rejected by the NEC members, who produced overwhelmingly evidence that the Ukip membership did not want Nigel to go.”