Six Conservative MPs who are (probably) on Ukip's target list

Friday 29 August 2014 09:40
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Following Clacton MP Douglas Carswell's announcement yesterday that he would be defecting to Ukip, fears have been sparked in Westminster that he may just be the first Conservative of many.

So who does Nigel Farage have on his target list...?

1. Nadine Dorries

MP for Mid Bedfordshire Majority: 15,152

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.

2. Michael Fabricant

MP for Lichfield Majority: 17,683

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 Majority: 4,914

4. Peter Bone

MP for Wellingborough Majority: 11,787

5. Philip Hollobone

MP for Kettering Majority: 9,094

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.”

6. David Nuttall

MP for Bury North Majority: 2,243

More: Everything you need to know about Douglas Carswell in one tweet

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