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A selection of Douglas Carswell's votes
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Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
5 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 8 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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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?
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...
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
Topics of interest
Douglas Carswell campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Home Office
- 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)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 98 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
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
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