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Tory MP calls for UKIP pact

Senior Tory MP Michael Fabricant is set to call on David Cameron to make an election pact with the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and offer its leader Nigel Farage a job in Government.

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  1. Libby Wiener

MP's UKIP pact suggestions go down badly with No 10

It looks as if the former whip Michael Fabricant's call for a pact with UKIP hasn't gone down at all well with the Prime Minister.

Asked exactly what his job as Tory Party vice-chairman entailed, a Downing Street source said he "organised by-elections."

Moments later he clarified that saying Mr Fabricant's role was to "help out" at by-elections. A return to a job in Government seems unlikely.

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