Douglas Carswell

MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

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How Douglas Carswell voted
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  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: A and E and Ambulance Services 18 Dec 2014

    There have been serious problems with ambulance response times in Clacton. I recognise that the ambulance trust is addressing some of them, and I recognise that the Secretary of State is taking genuine steps, not least in establishing proper inspection systems, which is fantastic. However, many of the problems have been connected with turnaround times at Colchester hospital’s A and E...
  • Energy and Climate Change: UK Energy Sources (Subsidy) 18 Dec 2014

    What steps his Department plans to take to reduce the overall subsidy to UK energy sources.
  • Energy and Climate Change: UK Energy Sources (Subsidy) 18 Dec 2014

    Yesterday the Prime Minister confirmed that he is happy to see the levy control framework increase to 371 per year per household by 2020. At a time of falling oil prices and at a time when the shale gas revolution holds out the tantalising prospect of cheap energy, is not the Department carrying on subsidising windmills unnecessarily, and are we not making policy on the basis of...

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UKIP MP for Clacton

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Harwich

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Departments: Foreign Relations
  • Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operations
  • Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance
  • Lynx Helicopters: Procurement

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (18 Jan 2006 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2005 to 14 Oct 2008)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 30.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 100 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: RMPI LLP
Address of donor: Moss House, 15-16 Brooks Mews, London W1K 4DS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,588
Date of receipt of donation: 29 September 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 30 September 2014
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 24 November 2014 )
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Hertfordshire.
Rental income from lodger in my London home. (Registered 31 July 2014)

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