Mark Reckless and Nigel Farage
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Nigel Farage: 'I am talking to other MPs'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he is talking to Conservative MPs and "Labour people too" after Mark Reckless defected from the Conservative Party to UKIP.

Mr Reckless told the BBC's Robin Brant that he would welcome "people across the political spectrum" to follow his move to UKIP.

Mr Reckless will seek re-election in his constituency, Rochester and Strood, for UKIP.

A Conservative party spokesman said: "Mark Reckless's decision to join UKIP is completely illogical."

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