Diane James Could Never Offer Ukip What It Needs: A New Direction

While hardly a household name, James did have some profile. She nearly won the Eastleigh by-election from the Lib Dems in 2013 – a result which, for many, suggested that Ukip could become a force in Westminster as well as in Brussels. In 2014, Farage identified her – as well as Suzanne Evans – as his likely successor.

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