Douglas Carswell

MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

Douglas Carswell’s voting in Parliament

Douglas Carswell is a UKIP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other UKIP MPs.

This is a selection of Douglas Carswell’s votes.

  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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UKIP MP for Clacton

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Party was Conservative until 29 Aug 2014

Also represented Harwich

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • 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 (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (16 Jan 2006 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2005 to 13 Oct 2008)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 123 written questions in the last year — well above 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 28.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 147 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Douglas Carswell’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 118 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Mail on Sunday, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for articles:
29 August 2015, received £750. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2015)
4 September 2015, received £700. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 September 2015)
9 November 2015, payment of £1,054 from Warwick University Economics Department, Coventry CV4 8UW, for a talk to students. Hours: 8 hrs in total. (Registered 27 November 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Langham Industries Ltd
Address of donor: Bingham’s Melcombe, Dorchester, DT2 7PZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 given to my party to support my campaign for re-election

Date of receipt: 23 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 20 October 2014

Donor status: company, registration 019491878

(Registered 10 December 2014)
Name of donor: Dr Jack Woodford
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 given to my party to support my campaign for re-election

Date of receipt: 1 October 2014

Date of acceptance: 20 October 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 December 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Derek Clark
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 given to my party to support my campaign for re-election

Date of receipt: 10 October 2014

Date of acceptance: 20 October 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 December 2014)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Hertfordshire: (i)
Rental income from lodger in my London home: (i) and (ii) (Registered 31 July 2014)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Clementine Carswell, as part-time Diary Secretary.

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