You can listen to the result and her post election speech here:
She cut her teeth as the Waverley Borough Council member for Ewhurst and representing the Eastern Waverley village as an Independent and then as its first UKIP councillor where she soon gathered a small coterie of disaffected Tories around her.
Having been regularly pilloried by her colleagues at Waverley Towers – bit like the way Farnham Residents’ are currently treated, taking over the UKIP leadership will most likely be a doddle.
Despite the feisty Ewhurst lady’s success after fighting and almost winning the Eastleigh Parliamentary By-Election, her Waverley colleagues could not bring themselves to congratulate her, with adding a few insults. Undeterred she went on to become a South East Member of the European Parliament . where she has worked tirelessly standing up for herself and the British people. Her fluent use of French and German has served her and the British people well.
The 56 year old is, without doubt, the first Waverley borough councillor to reach high office. So perhaps folks…. though don’t hold your breath … at the next council meeting when Leader Julie Potts climbs onto the rostrum in the borough hall chamber, she will be gracious and remember Diane James, whose first public service was to the people of “Your Waverley,” and congratulate her on her success.
The Ewhurst villager and Waverley resident will now go on to serve, as Leader serve the 3.8 million UKIP voters across the United Kingdom.