Douglas Carswell

Former MP, Clacton

Clacton Conservative

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How Douglas Carswell voted
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  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords 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 for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Douglas Carswell quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Former Conservative MP for Clacton

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left Parliament on 29 August 2014 — Resigned

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 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 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 71.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 100 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 86 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from the Financial Times, 1 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL:
Received £400 for an article published on 24 May 2013. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 12 June 2013)
Fee of £500 from the Mail on Sunday, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT, for article published on 3 March 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 June 2013)
Fee of £500 from the Sun on Sunday, News International Newspapers Ltd, 3 Thomas More Square, Wapping, London E98 1XY, Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL, for article published on 21 January 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 10 June 2013)
Retained by the Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, to write three articles (blog posts) a week for £400 a month. Expected time commitment: five to six hrs a month. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 10 June 2013)
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)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: German-British Königswinter Conference
Address of donor: Deutsche-Britishe Gesellschaft, Pariser Platz 6/3 Etage, 10117 Berlin
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): 2 night’ accommodation and food, estimated at £700
Destination of visit: Berlin
Date of visit: 30 May-1 June 2013
Purpose of visit: To discuss the UK’s possible withdrawal from the EU and terms of disengagement
(Registered 11 June 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in Hertfordshire.

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