David Cameron has launched a stunning attack on the British National Party in Stoke-on-Trent.
Speaking from his party's conference in Birmingham the Conservative leader branded the BNP as "a threat to our country" and said the Tories intended to win votes from the far-right party.
He said: " It is incumbent on all parties – Conservative, Labour and Liberals – to make sure that we campaign so hard and represent people so well, that we work our streets, housing estates and council terraces so well, that we don't leave any room for people to feel disaffected and turn to the BNP. In Stoke we will do everything to stand up for local people to help them and represent them so we can make sure that these people have absolutely no part to play in our politics."
The comments come the day before Mr Cameron is to make a key-note speech to thousands of delegates at the party conference.