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Favorite to lead Britain's UKIP excluded by late paperwork

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, right, listens as then leader of the party Nigel Farage speaks at the final press conference to the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, right, listens as then leader of the party Nigel Farage speaks at the final press conference to the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, speaks at the final press conference before the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, speaks at the final press conference before the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, speaks at the final press conference before the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, UK Independence Party's Steven Woolfe, a Member of the European Parliament, speaks at the final press conference before the referendum on Britain's vote to leave or remain in the EU, in London. Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union. But the party says Steven Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)  (The Associated Press)

Six candidates are competing to lead Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party, which was a key force in the country's vote to leave the European Union.

But the party says Stephen Woolfe, an ally of former leader Nigel Farage and the favorite to win the contest, has been excluded from the race because he missed the application deadline by 17 minutes.

The nominees announced Wednesday include three UKIP members of the European Parliament: Bill Etheridge, Diane James and Jonathan Arnott. The other contenders are Elizabeth Jones, Lisa Duffy and Phillip Broughton.

UKIP has descended into feuding since the high-profile Farage announced his resignation following the June referendum.