Diane James quits as Ukip leader after just 18 days in charge
Diane James has quit as leader of Ukip after just 18 days in charge, a senior party source has said.
Ms James was elected successor to Nigel Farage in a landslide victory on September 16.
Reports suggested that she had decided to step down because of her husband's ill health.
There was no immediate response from the party to reports of Ms James's resignation.
An MEP for South East England since 2014, 56-year-old Ms James was the Eurosceptic party's first female leader and won the post by a wide margin after winning the backing of senior Ukip figures including Mr Farage.
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