Nigel Farage has quit as Ukip leader after he failed to win Thanet South from the Conservatives.
Here’s his career – in pictures of him with his mouth open.
In 1982, Farage decided to work in the City as a commodities trader instead of going to university. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
We’ve no doubt that didn’t stop him from enjoying pints though!
He was a member of the Conservatives but was a founding member of Ukip in 1993 after leaving the Conservatives the year before. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
That’s when he really put his eurosceptic hat on. (Joe Giddens/PA)
Farage has been unsuccessful in becoming an MP since he first tried in 1994. It must feel like getting egged every time like this incident in May 2014. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
But his luck changed when he was elected as a member of the European Parliament for South East England in 1999 and he’s been part of that ever since. (Ben Birchall/PA)
And in 2006 he became leader of Ukip for the first time. (Dave Thompson/PA)
Until 2009. (Dave Thompson/PA )
In the 2009 European Parliament Election, Ukip won the second-highest share of the vote with two million votes. Nige was really happy. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
And in 2010 he became leader of Ukip again. (Virginia Mayo/AP)
He tried to contest Speaker John Bercow’s seat in Buckingham in the 2010 General Election. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
But failed. (Rui Vieira/PA)
He even was involved in a plane crash on the election day. Double bad luck. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
He probably had this face on again. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
But 2014 was a good year – he was re-elected as MEP in the 2014 European Election. (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Then in August he was selected to stand for the South Thanet seat in the 2015 General Election. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
The same month Douglas Carswell defected to Ukip and won the part its first ever parliamentary seat in August 2014. Farage was relieved. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
And in November Mark Reckless defected to Ukip and won his Rochester and Strood seat in a by-election. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
But in the May 2015 General Election he lost it. (Dave Thompson/PA)
But Douglas Carswell held on to Clacton seat. (Matt Dunham/AP)
However it was quite a blow to Farage when he failed to secure the Thanet South seat, losing to Conservative Craig Mackinlay by almost 3,000 votes. This time his mouth was closed. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
But he probably felt like this inside. (Gareth Fuller/PA)
So he stepped down as Ukip leader, as he had said he would if he failed to win the seat.
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