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Carswell in 2009
|Member of Parliament
10 October 2014
5 May 2005 – 29 August 2014
|Preceded by||Ivan Henderson|
|Born||3 May 1971
|Political party||Conservative (before 2014)
Independent (since 2017)
|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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