Media playback is unsupported on your device

Shapps: No joint Conservative UKIP election candidates

30 September 2013 Last updated at 16:24 BST

All Conservative Party candidates can only stand on a Tory-only ticket at the next general election, the party chairman has said.

Grant Shapps said the party will stand in every seat and its hopefuls will "only ever be on the ballot paper as Conservative candidates".

And he told Andrew Neil on BBC2's Daily Politics: "We are the people who are going to offer a referendum."

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who has ruled out any national pact with the Conservatives while David Cameron is leader, claimed "a couple of dozen" Tory MPs would be interested in an election pact with his party.

More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayer; 'like' us on Facebook page or 'follow' us on Twitter

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.