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Steven Woolfe Launches UKIP Leadership Bid

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    Ukip's Steven Woolfe launched his bid to succeed Nigel Farage as party leader, promising to "ruthlessly" go after Labour voters.Mr Woolfe said Ukip has "won the argument" for managed immigration and promised to drive a new focus on improving social mobility.The MEP said he would professionalise the party but insisted it would remain the self-styled "people's army" Mr Farage created.Launching his bid for the leadership in central London, he said: "To old Labour voters let down by your party, I say Ukip will give you a voice. To the majority of Tory voters who voted Leave but have been lumbered with continuity Cameron under Theresa May, I say Ukip will welcome you."We must ruthlessly go after Labour seats in the North and the Midlands."And we must say to the 17.4 million people who voted Leave on June 23 - Ukip speaks for you. We are your new home."Mr Woolfe said he wanted to tackle social mobility, a subject discussed "but never dealt with effectively", in an effort to win over voters left behind by Labour and the Tories.Insisting Ukip could be a "force for good", he said: "Millions of people up and down our nation have no say in this country as this country has not invested in them."It has left them on lower wages with poor schools, long waiting lists at hospitals, and they have been called stupid, racist and ignorant when they express valid concerns about the direction we are heading."Mr Woolfe said Labour and the Tories now fear the electoral threat Ukip as he launched a blistering attack on Labour under Jeremy Corbyn.

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