How Douglas Carswell voted
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Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Douglas Carswell never rebelled against their party in this parliament
I applaud my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) for bringing forward the Bill, and I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton South (James Wharton), whose first draft of the Bill paved the way. Having spent years calling for a referendum on our EU membership, I have little more to say than what I have already said and what has been said here today....
The reason I changed my mind was because I came to realise that the promises on Europe of the Administration that the hon. Gentleman defends have all the credibility of a Greek Government bond, and like a Greek Government bond they can be redeemed only on the say so of a German Chancellor. Because I now see that, and many of my former colleagues now see that too, I recognise that the promises...
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for once again pointing out that when the facts change, I change my mind. I wonder what she does. When the leader of my party announced at Bloomberg that he was serious and wanted change, no one cheered more loudly or tweeted more joyously than I did. But I came to realise, as many of my former colleagues and those sitting next to the hon. Lady on those...
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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 16 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 33.33% 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.
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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: 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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