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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