UKIP contender misses out
Ramsey councillor Lisa Duffy missed out in her bid to replace Nigel Farage as the new leader of UKIP.
Ms Duffy came second behind MEP Diane James who took the top job with 8,451 votes.
The mum- of- s i x, who works in Peterborough as chief of staff to MEP Patrick O’Flynn, came second with 4,591 votes.
Her day then took a turn for the unusual when immigration officials raided the Indian restaurant in Bournemouth where her and campaign manager Jay Beecher were eating.
Mr Beecher wrote on social media site Twitter: “Oh the irony.” He later told the Press Association: “Watching our chef running away into the night, his apron flapping in the wind, was a surreal moment.
“Politics can sometimes be such a stale and serous affair, so you have to see the funny side of things.
“In this case, I couldn’t help being tickled by the irony.”