Ukip crisis: Could wrestler Phillip Broughton succeed Diane James as leader?

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The resignation of Diane James has thrown Ukip into crisis (Getty)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Following the news Diane James is resigning after only 18 days as Ukip leader, it falls to Nigel Farage, the party's former leader, to organise a new leadership election. 

Farage has announced he is returning to lead the party on an interim basis but has ruled out a permanent comeback, meaning the field is wide open.

The election promises to be just as intruiging as the Brexit referendum earlier this summer - but is likely to be far less comfortable for Ukip supporters.

Check out the runners and riders in our interactive gallery.