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Douglas Carswell

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Carswell in 2009
Member of Parliament
for Clacton
Harwich (2005–2010)
Assumed office
10 October 2014
Preceded by Himself
In office
5 May 2005 – 29 August 2014
Preceded by Ivan Henderson
Succeeded by Himself
Personal details
Born (1971-05-03) 3 May 1971 (age 51)
London, England
Political party Conservative (before 2014)
UKIP (2014–2017)
Independent (since 2017)
Spouse(s) Clementine Bailey
Children 1
Alma mater University of East Anglia
King's College London

John Douglas Wilson Carswell (born 3 May 1971) is a British politician. He is a Eurosceptic and a libertarian. Carsewell was elected to Parliament at the 2005 general election. On 28 August 2014 left the Conservative Party to be a member of UKIP.

Following his resignation from the Conservatives, he ran for his seat Clacton-on-Sea as a UKIP candidate. He was elected UKIP's first MP in the House of Commons in the by-election held on 9 October 2014.

In March 2017, Carswell said that he was quitting UKIP to be an independent MP. In April 2017 he said he would not stand in the 2017 general election.

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