UK Independence Party leader Diane James has stepped down after just 18 days in the job, according to various reports.
Sky's Darren McCaffrey is reporting that the party is in "crisis talks" with James on the verge of quitting after succeeding Nigel Farage less than three weeks ago.
Business Insider is trying to contact James' office for confirmation.
James was elected the anti-EU party's new leader last month, winning 47.
NEW: @DianeJamesMEP STATEMENT from @LOS_Fisher and @TheTimes: pic.twitter.com/4klJKT3fFp — Darren McCaffrey (@DMcCaffreySKY) October 4, 2016 THIS IS NOT A JOKE: UKIP source telling me @Nigel_Farage could technically STILL be leader ...
Hearing rumours Ukip leader Diane James has QUIT after just 18 days in charge — John Stevens (@johnestevens) October 4, 2016 None of Ukip's press officers picking up their phones to confirm or deny — John Stevens (@johnestevens) Oct...
(Reuters) - Diane James resigned as the leader of the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) on Tuesday, citing personal and professional reasons, after 18 days in the role.