My right hon. Friend is arguing against allowing people to decide who their representatives are on the grounds that occasionally representatives might hold views that do not accord with the voters. Surely we should trust the voters, not to agree with everything a representative says, but to respect a representative for being frank and honest with them.
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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
- Home Department
- 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 17 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 25.00% 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.
- 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Douglas Carswell’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 97 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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