Ramsey councillor Lisa Duffy '˜would accept UKIP leader interim role' and does not rule out second leadership bid

Ramsey councillor Lisa Duffy has said she would accept the role of interim leader of UKIP after the resignation of Diane James.

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 8:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 4:53 pm
Lisa Duffy at Rivergate. EMN-160108-193309009

Ms James resigned last night (Tuesday, October 4) after just 18 days as leader.

Ms Duffy, who works in Peterborough as chief of staff to MEP Patrick O’Flynn, came second in the recent leadership election and has not ruled out standing again.

But for now she is willing to fill in as interim leader until Ms James’ replacement is chosen.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I’ve said to the party chairman, I am happy to do whatever the party wants to do to keep it going.”

RELATED