UKIP con­tender misses out

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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.”

Lisa Duffy

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