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Will Ukip “replace the Labour Party”?

Paul Nuttall, the party's new leader, has made this his aim

By John Curtice  

Paul Nuttall, the new leader of Ukip ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

UKIP’s new leader, Paul Nuttall, has set out a clear and ambitious target for his party. “I want to replace the Labour Party and make Ukip the patriotic voice of working people,” he announced after his election victory was declared on Monday.

This ambition is being taken seriously. Unlike many Labour MPs, Nuttall does, after all, speak with a genuine working class accent. Meanwhile, who a few years…

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