Douglas Carswell

MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

Douglas Carswell’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Douglas Carswell’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Douglas Carswell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Douglas Carswell’s full vote analysis page for more.

Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Driving: Disqualification 27 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of convictions for driving whilst disqualified resulted in an immediate custodial sentence in each year since 2005; and how many people convicted of driving whilst disqualified who had been convicted of the same offence within the previous 10 years received an immediate custodial sentence in each of those years.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons 24 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) murders of staff and prisoners, (b) riots, (c) assaults on staff, (d) instances of prisoner self-harm, (e) instances of prisoner suicide, (f) instances of improper mobile telephone use and (g) absconders from open conditions have occurred in prisons in the last 12 months.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Immigrants: France 21 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Schengen Agreement on the level of illegal migration from Calais into the UK.

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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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 55 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 28.30% 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.
  • 143 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Douglas Carswell’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 113 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.


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