Douglas Carswell

Former MP, Clacton

Clacton UKIP

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Recent appearances

  • The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements 26 Apr 2017

    What assurances can the Prime Minister give to the 3.8 million people who voted UKIP at the last election that if she is Prime Minister after 8 June, the United Kingdom will become a sovereign country again, living under our own Parliament and making our own laws?
  • Article 50 29 Mar 2017

    The Prime Minister has the good will of the country as she seeks a new relationship with our European allies. Will she confirm that in transposing EU directives and regulations into UK law, we do not transpose all the rulings of the ECJ? Will she ensure that, for example, the EU charter of fundamental rights is not imposed, given that we have long-standing assurances that it will not have...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons and Courts Bill 23 Mar 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration was given to including punishment as a purpose of prisons in clause 1(2) of the Prisons and Courts Bill.

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Former UKIP MP for Clacton

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 29 Aug 2014

Also represented Harwich

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Topics of interest

Douglas Carswell campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Health
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Douglas Carswell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 25.27% 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.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 126 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Intelligence Squared (UK) Ltd, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ:
2 August 2016, received £500 for speaking at an event. Hours (including preparation): 4 hrs. (Registered 15 August 2016)
22 November 2014, received £500 for speaking at an event. Hours (including preparation): 4 hrs. (Registered 22 November 2016)
Payments from Head of Zeus, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT, via Ed Victor ltd, 6 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HE:
15 November 2016, received £2,733 as an advance on signature for a book. Hours: several hundred over past six months. (Registered 22 November 2016)
27 January 2017, received £2,733 as an on delivery advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 February 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): food, accommodation and transport with a value of £800

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 27-29 January 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2017 Conference.

(Registered 06 February 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in Hertfordshire: (i).
Rental income from lodger in my London home: (i) and (ii). (Registered 31 July 2014)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Clementine Carswell, as part-time Diary Secretary.

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