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Tories should consider UKIP pact, Michael Fabricant urges

26 November 2012 Last updated at 14:23 GMT

David Cameron should consider a pact with UKIP, his elections adviser has said.

Michael Fabricant has suggested offering an in/out referendum on UK membership of the EU if UKIP promises not to stand against Tory candidates in 2015.

But No 10 said Mr Fabricant "did not speak for the party on this issue.... the safest way to protect Britain's interest is to vote Conservative".

Mr Fabricant told the BBC's Norman Smith he was trying to get an open debate about an electoral pact.