So who does Nigel Farage have on his target list...?
1. Nadine Dorries
MP for Mid Bedfordshire
Lost Tory whip after appearing on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! but was later reinstated. Has said some of her constituents feel a “huge amount of empathy with Ukip” and hinted at standing on a joint ticket.
Was the first senior Tory to advocate an electoral pact with Ukip and suggested that Nigel Farage should be made a minister. Sacked from his party post in April.
3. Jacob Rees-Mogg
MP for North East Somerset
4. Peter Bone
MP for Wellingborough
5. Philip Hollobone
MP for Kettering
He said in 2013: “I think we could end up with a situation where in selected seats, where the Conservative candidate or Member of Parliament is in favour of leaving the EU, they [Ukip] would endorse him in those seats.”