The UKIP which, under its most prominent former leader Nigel Farage, helped secure Britain's exit from the European Union, was seen as increasingly irrelevant during the campaign with many of its voters deserting the party.
"I am standing down today as the leader of UKIP with immediate effect. This will allow the party to have a new leader in place by the conference in September," Mr Nuttall said.
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