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Farage set for election disaster.

NIGEL Farage is set to lose his seventh bid to become an MP - forcing him to quit as UKIP leader.

A poll yesterday showed the party chief is on course for embarrassment in the Tory-held South Thanet seat.

He trails the Conservative candidate by one point with Labour a close third in the survey, commissioned by a UKIP supporter and donor.

Farage has repeatedly vowed to stand down if he - a ils to win the marginal seat - a declaration aides claim shows how confident he is.

Yesterday, he confirmed: "I'll stand down as leader. Let somebody else have the fun."

The move would trigger a " divisive leadership contest with UKIP's many egos vying for the top spot.

Likely successors could include the party's first MP Douglas Carswell and deputy chairman Suzanne Evans.

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Date:Apr 6, 2015
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