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UKIP favourite 'ineligible' for leadership

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>> UKIP's frontrunner felled before the race has even begun. Steven Woolfe tipped as Nigel Farrage's successor has been deemed ineligible to run for leader. The party's national executive committee saying his application was submitted late and did not meet the criteria. Woolfe's bid mired in controversy after it had emerged he failed to declare a drink driving conviction From 2002.
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But three NEC members are still resigned in protest, and the decision may threaten party unity. Woolfe has since said the NEC is not fit for purpose, and party donor Aaron Banks has previously said he'd challenge any exclusion of Woolfe. But for now it puts Diane James, seen here to the left of Farage, as the favorite in a field of five others.
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UKIP may have won the battle to leave the EU, but they could lose the peace.