Douglas Carswell

MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

A selection of Douglas Carswell's votes

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  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 2 Jul 2015

    Will my right hon. Friend allow a full and comprehensive debate on the future of Network Rail? In January, UKIP MPs—[Interruption.] Yes, MPs. We raised concerns in Westminster Hall about Network Rail’s corporate governance structure. The Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the hon. Member for Devizes (Claire Perry), dismissed our ideas, giving assurances that turned out to be...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Greece 29 Jun 2015

    The Chancellor has consistently called for more euro integration. He has lauded the remorseless logic of monetary union and called for fiscal, banking and economic integration. Only last month he called the euro a success. Does he still want Greece and others to wade further into this monetary mire? Might it not be right for the Government to support other member states having the currency...
  • Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy 25 Jun 2015

    The tidal lagoon project in Swansea will undoubtedly generate renewable energy, but the payment that the Government will guarantee for that energy will be three times the current market price. Does the Minister think that that is a good use of public money, and does she think that it is good for our energy competitiveness?

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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
  • 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 (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 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 40 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 27.03% 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 — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 112 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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