Nigel Farage at the Conservative party conference in Manchester
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UKIP's Nigel Farage backs local level Tory pacts

The UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, estimates that "a couple of dozen" Conservative MPs would be interested in an election pact with his party.

Mr Farage said he had had "informal discussions with a handful" of Conservative MPs, "no more than that".

The Conservative MP, Philip Hollobone, told BBC Radio 4's The World at One Mr Farage's estimate was "spot on".

James Landale reports.

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