Friday 16 September 2016

It's time to put aside our differences and unite behind our new leader

Diane James was elected leader of UKIP today by a large majority.

A total of 17,842 votes were cast in the leadership election with around 50% of eligible members voting.

The leadership contest has caused some divisions in the party but now it's time to get behind our new leader and win elections. The Tories can't be trusted to deliver on Brexit or any of the UKIP policies they've been talking about. Labour and the Lib Dems are both committed to reversing the referendum decision and blocking Brexit. Winning the referendum was just the first battle in our war for independence and we won't win that war without UKIP.

Diane James8,45147.4%
Lisa Duffy4,59125.7%
Bill Etheridge2,05211.5%
Phillip Broughton1,5458.7%
Liz Jones1,2036.7%