- Associated Press - Friday, June 9, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The leader of the U.K. Independence Party stepped down Friday after the right-wing party failed to gain a single seat in Britain’s general election.

Paul Nuttall said it was clear that UKIP needed “a new focus and new ideas.”

UKIP, which is strongly anti-European Union and anti-immigration, had enjoyed a surge in support in the 2015 general election. But on Thursday the party lost its only seat in Parliament, and Nuttall came third behind the Conservatives and Labour in his constituency.

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