Diane James becomes UKIP leader

Diane James has been elected as the new leader of the UK Independence Party.

Ms James had been regarded as the favourite to succeed Nigel Farage, who quit as leader following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

The MEP for South East England won with 8,451 votes. Her nearest rival, Lisa Duffy, received 4,591.

Speaking about Brexit, Ms James warned “we have only just won a heat” in a “28-member state Olympic competition to leave the European Union”.

“The threats to the referendum outcome are increasing by the day,” she said, adding she would reject “Brexit-lite”.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37387162

‘Laser focus’ but no policies as Diane James takes over Ukip

Ukip deputy chairman Diane James has won the contest to replace Nigel Farage as the party’s leader.

The MEP, who was the frontrunner in the contest, took the top job with 8,451 votes.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/laser-focus-but-no-policies-as-diane-james-takes-over-ukip-1-8130454

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2 Responses to Diane James becomes UKIP leader

  1. Timawells says:

    I think my UKIP days are over, I think the replacements for Farage have been very poor. with the exception of Steve Woolf. In the future its going to be the English Democrats for me or the Populist party.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Whilst I am not and never have been a member of UKIP I think we should give Diane James time to show how she leads her Party. Like it or not I expect UKIP will be around for a while and, given the current situation in the Labour Party, maybe voters will ultimately decided that there should be a re-alignment in British politics.

    I came across a very interesting, if complicated, piece or research which seems to suggest that is already happening –

    http://opinium.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Dead-Centre-British-politics4_lr.pdf

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