Ukip leader Diane James '˜resigns' from role

UKIP leader Diane James has resigned the role after just 18 days, it has been reported.

Diane James

One report suggested that she had been “deeply unhappy for personal reasons about her new role” while another suggested that she had quit because of her husband’s ill health.

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Her departure, if confirmed, will raise speculation that her predecessor Nigel Farage could make a comeback. Mr Farage previously resigned before staying on and leading Ukip through the EU referendum campaign.

He then resigned as leader again.