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Interview: Paul Nuttall—losing in Stoke would “dent” my leadership of Ukip

He had "a duty" to sort the party out after its Autumn "disarray"

By Alex Dean  

Nuttall outside the Ukip office in Stoke ©Simon Cooper/PA Wire/PA Images

“One of two things had to happen to ensure Ukip survived, either Nigel Farage had to come back as leader, or I had to step in. He wasn’t going to come back, so therefore I had a duty to sort it out.”

Paul Nuttall is leader of Ukip and also its candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent by-election, which takes place on 23rd February.

When I asked him what a loss would mean for his leadership of the party, and…

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