UKIP leadership favourite Steven Woolfe quits the 'ungovernable' party after fight

Steven Woolfe has quit UKIP.

Woolfe was favourite to replace Nigel Farage as leader of the party but was hospitalised in Brussels earlier this month in an alleged fight with a UKIP MEP.

The BBC and Lucy Fisher, senior political correspondent with The Times, are reporting that Woolfe, also an MEP, has issued a statement saying the party is “ungovernable without Nigel Farage leading it and without the referendum cause to unite it.” He is abandoning his leadership bid and resigning the party.

 

 

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