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Nigel Farage has urged his long-term purpose was to successfully take over the Conservative Party.

The Reform UK chief informed ITV’s Good Morning Britain he couldn’t stand for or search to steer the Tories “as they currently are”.

But he added: “You can speculate as to what’ll happen in three or four years’ time, all I will tell you is if Reform succeed in the way that I think they can, then a chunk of the Conservative Party will join us – it’s the other way around.”

He pointed to Canada, the place “Reform did a reverse takeover of the Conservative Party, rebranded it and Stephen Harper – who was elected as a Reform MP – became the Canadian prime minister for 10 years”.

He mentioned: “I don’t want to join the Conservative Party, I think the better thing to do would be to take it over.”