Douglas Carswell

Clacton Conservative

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How Douglas Carswell voted
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  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Douglas Carswell quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions 1 Apr 2014

    There is due to be a consultation on the future of maternity units at Clacton and Harwich hospitals. Last week, however, the management team at the already troubled Colchester trust decided to shut the units anyway. That has caused great anger and concern locally. Will my hon. Friend write to the board to ensure that it does not prejudice the outcome of the consultation and that decisions are...
  • Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2014

    It made a pleasant change to listen to a Budget that had not been pre-announced in the previous day’s newspapers. That is as it should be, and it is a welcome change from what went on in the past, when details were leaked and briefed beforehand. Parts of the Budget are absolutely magnificent, and I am particularly pleased about the decision to raise the income tax threshold. Many of my...
  • Amendment of the Law 20 Mar 2014

    I would love to cut tax right across the board on a whole range of things, which would help people in that situation. The reduction in income tax for people on relatively low incomes will undoubtedly be welcomed. I am also thrilled and delighted—it warmed the cockles of my free-market heart—to hear about tax breaks for savers. With interest rates having been so low for so long, it...

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Conservative MP for Clacton


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • 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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 71.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 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") 86 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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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