|dob||3rd May 1971|
|party||Independent † (ex-UKIP and ex Tory)|
|first elected||May 2005 †, left Apr 2017|
|2nd, 3rd||Con, Lab||office(s)|
|interests||Crime and policing, immigration, Britain's independence, education, NHS reform, local government finance reform, decentralisation, direct democracy and localism|
|social media||twitter, blog.|
|Other notes: † Conservative member for Harwich 2005-2010. Conservative member for Clacton from 2010 until he defected to UKIP in August 2014,
resigned his seat and won the by-election. He successfully defended his seat in 2015.
† Douglas Carswell left UKIP to become an independant on 25th March 2017 and does not intend to trigger a by-election.
See also Mark Reckless.