Paul Nuttall has been elected leader of the UK Independence Party, replacing Nigel Farage.
The 39-year-old Member of the European Parliament, who served as UKIP’s deputy leader for six years, won 62.6% of support among party members.
Mr Nuttall defeated former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans.
BREAKING NEWS: Paul Nuttall warns Ukip rebels ‘only unity breeds success’ after he is elected to replace Nigel Farage after months of party civil war
- Diane James was elected in September but last just 18 days in the post
- Paul Nuttall is the favourite after he ran on a unity platform after infighting
- Suzanne Evans is in with a shot while John Rees-Evans is a rank outsider
- Contest was marred by further division and an actual fight in Strasbourg
Paul Nuttall has been elected as Ukip’s second leader in 10 weeks, beating Suzanne Evans by a landslide into second place.
Ukip will hope the new election will draw a line under months of bitter infighting sparked by feuding over Nigel Farage’s legacy and approach to politics.
After his landslide victory with 62.2 per cent of the vote was confirmed, Mr Nuttall said: ‘Only unity breeds success.’
He added: ‘To those who do not want to unify and want to continue fighting the battles of the past, I’m afraid your time in Ukip is coming to an end.’
Mr Nuttall said it was ‘day zero’ for the party as he ordered ‘all factions to come together’.