Douglas Carswell

Politician

1971 –

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Who is Douglas Carswell?

John Douglas Wilson Carswell is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Clacton, having been first elected as MP for Harwich in 2005.

He found prominence by calling for reform of parliamentary expenses before the 2009 expenses scandal uncovered that he had also been claiming expenses in a manner other than intended, and leading the campaign to eject Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons. A Eurosceptic and libertarian, Carswell is a strong advocate of greater localism, and has worked with Daniel Hannan to promote their 'localist agenda' in the Conservative Party.

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Born
May 3, 1971
City of Westminster
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • King's College London
  • University of East Anglia
  • Charterhouse School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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