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.
Carswell in 2009
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
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
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.
- Aitkenhead, Decca (9 September 2016). "Douglas Carswell: 'I'm having far too much fun to leave Ukip'". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- "Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP". 25 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- Elgot, Jessica; Booth, Robert; Walker, Peter (20 April 2017). "Former Ukip MP Douglas Carswell to step down in Clacton". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2017.