Nigel Farage: I will stand as MP at next general election

Nigel Farage Mr Farage said he had not decided which constituency to stand in

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has confirmed he is planning to stand as an MP at the next general election, due in 2015.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme, he insisted that the 2014 elections to the European Parliament were his main priority.

But the UKIP leader revealed he had been considering a bid to become MP for Folkestone.

He also said he thought PM David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues regarded UKIP as "the lower orders".

Mr Farage refused to be drawn on speculation that he would stand in another Kent constituency, South Thanet.

"I was thinking about Folkestone," he replied.

"But it doesn't really matter. I'm not going say where I'm standing... let's get the European elections out the way first."

On the subject of whether there was likely to be any deal between UKIP and the Conservatives at the next general election, he said: "It's perfectly clear that Mr Cameron and the cabinet view us as being part of the lower orders, and we're really not good enough for them."

He said he was "perfectly relaxed" about his party co-operating with the Conservatives at the local level, but he added: "I don't think it will happen."

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