Osborne rejects Conservatives-Ukip elections deal

George Osborne said the Conservative Party is not considering striking local deals with the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in the upcoming General Election.

A number of high-profile Tories have floated the possibility of an alliance with Ukip in the run-up to the election to avoid splitting the right-wing vote.

George Osborne leaves his hotel at the start of the second day of the Conservative Party conference. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

When asked if he was ready to consider such a deal, the Chancellor told Sky News: The short answer is no. What the Conservative Party is doing is talking to the country, in marked contrast to the other political parties who are talking about themselves and positioning themselves.

"We've got a big, simple offer for the country. The economy is on the right track and we are going to see our plan through."