Douglas Carswell

MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

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How Douglas Carswell voted
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries 21 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Marine Maritime Organisation has sufficient resources accurately to measure fishing stocks.
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman has been absolutely magnificent in diagnosing the problem, but when it comes to the solution and passing power away from banks, rather than passing the power upwards to a regulator or to the state, would he entertain the idea of empowering the consumer who deposits money with the bank? Surely the real failure is that the Bank Charter Act 1844 does not give legal...
  • Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society 20 Nov 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on bringing this important subject to the attention of the House. Does he agree that, far from shoring up free market capitalism, the candy floss credit system the state is presiding over replaces it with a system of crony corporatism that gives capitalism a bad name and undermines its very foundations?

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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 22 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 18 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 29.41% 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") 98 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received £1,250 plus return flights and three nights’ hotel accommodation for speaking on 4 October 2013 at a conference in New York which was organised by the New Criterion magazine. Address:  900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, 10003. Hours: 3 days including travel. (Registered 9 October 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Hertfordshire.
Rental income from lodger in my London home. (Registered 31 July 2014)

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