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A senior Tory MP has insisted his get together mustn’t entertain a pact with Nigel Farage and Reform UK on the subsequent common election.

Tobias Ellwood, who represents Bournemouth East, insisted the centre floor is the place ballots are received.

His feedback come after Reform UK, previously the Brexit Party, picked up greater than 10% of votes in two crunch by-elections this week.

The former minister advised GB News: “The centre ground in British politics, the floating voter, that is how you win elections.

“When you go to extremes on the precise or the left you’ll not win the final election. Jeremy Corbyn proved that.

“The big grandees, the big beasts who’ve won elections, they have gone for the centre ground. That’s where the winning streak should be.”

Pressed on whether the Conservatives will have to consider a deal with Mr Farage and Reform UK, he added: “That takes you even further to the extreme, gifting the centre ground to Labour and then they will then win.

“This is a false strategy, it really is.”

Mr Ellwood’s remarks come after the Tories misplaced the beforehand protected seats of Wellingborough and Kingswood to Labour in by-elections final Thursday.

Reform UK, led by Richard Tice, secured 13% of votes in Wellingborough and 10.4% in Kingswood.

Mr Farage, who’s Reform’s honorary president, hailed it as a “coming-of-age moment” for the rebel get together.

Mr Tice, who has dominated out any electoral pacts with the Tories, mentioned the outcomes confirmed the get together had overtaken the Lib Dems because the “third-largest political force in the UK”.