7 Things That Lasted Longer Than Diane James’ Tenure As Ukip Leader

But she faced being trumped in tenure-length by seven other surprising phenomenon:

1. Ukip’s previous female leader

On a technicality, James was eclipsed by her predecessor-but-one Suzanne Evans – after reports she could never have officially become leader in the first place.

James’ nomination paper, sent to the Electoral Commission, could have been voided if reports are true that she wrote the words “under duress” in Latin underneath her signature. The claim has not been verified. 

That would make Evans a longer-serving Ukip leader, trumping her with a 72-hour reign that began when Nigel Farage resigned in May 2015 and ended with his infamous un-resignation.

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