Live updates

New UKIP leader revealed at Bournemouth conference

Diane James, the Member of the European Parliament for the South East, today became the new leader of UKIP - taking over from Nigel Farage.

She won the party's leadership election easily - and says her first job will be to target Labour voters. Our Political Correspondent, Phil Hornby, spent the day at the UKIP conference in Bournemouth.

Advertisement

  1. National

Diane James: Beating the Tories is a 'humongous' shock

The UK Independence Party's Diane James, has described beating the Tories to take second place in the Eastleigh by-election was a "humongous" shock that represented a "seismic shift" in UK politics.

The UK Independence Party's Diane James. Credit: Press Association.

Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings polled 10,559 votes - more than 1,000 behind Ukip, which snatched huge chunks of the coalition parties' 2010 general election vote share, taking more than 27% of the total.