28/08/2014 08:09 BST | Updated 28/08/2014 09:59 BST

Douglas Carswell Might Not Be The Last: 6 Tories Who Might Follow Him To Ukip

Tory MP Douglas Carswell's shock defection to Ukip has ramped up speculation about whether other Conservatives may follow him.

See also: Tory MP Douglas Carswell Defects To Ukip And Triggers By-Election

Ukip leader Nigel Farge triumphantly suggested that further defections from the Tory ranks could follow the eurosceptic backbencher's defection.

"There are backbench Conservatives and some Labour who feel very, very strongly in support of what UKIP are trying to achieve," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Rounding up the speculation, HuffPost UK presents six Tories who could one day be tempted to follow Carswell to Ukip.

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