'Couple of dozen' Tory MPs Ukip could reach deal with

Nigel Farage has suggested there are "a couple of dozen" Conservative MPs with whom Ukip could come to an agreement at a local level regarding an elections.

Mr Farage told BBC Radio 4's The World At One his party had already held informal discussions with a "handful" of them.

The Ukip leader continued: "There are a couple of dozen Tory MPs who hold a range of views on several issues, not just Europe, that are very close to our own."