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Clacton (House of Commons)
Mr Douglas Carswell MP (Conservative)
Surgery: 84 Station Road
Surgery Tel: 01255 423112
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 12,068 Born - 03/05/1971. Single.
Education - Charterhouse. University of East Anglia. King's College, London, studied history.
Previous Occupation - Corporate affairs manager, satellite television broadcaster, Italy (1997-1999). Chief project officer, INVESCO Asset Management (1999-2003).
Personal Overview - Lived in East Anglia for a number of years before becoming Parliamentary candidate for the Harwich constituency. Most noted for his interest in public services and has consequently written a number of articles on issues including: empowering parents, decentralising the NHS and creating direct local police accountability. He has also supported local residents campaigning to safeguard the future of local GP surgeries, joining a team of local mums and dads determined to prevent the closure of a local school for children with special educational needs. His political ethos appears to favour a more localist approach, where power is devolved back to individuals, local groups or Councils. He has also called for VAT and Council Tax to be abolished in favour of a local sales tax to finance local Councils and has been a member of the Conservative Deregulation Panel. He also strongly favours an independent Britain. Is notable for putting forward the unprecedented motion of no confidence in Speaker Michael Martin which contributed to his resignation.
Political History - Conservative candidate for Sedgefield (2001). MP Harwich (2005-10). MP Clacton (2010-). Member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (2005-10). Member of the Education & Skills Committee (2006-07). Member of the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee (2007-10). Member of the Public Accounts Select Committee (2009-10).
Characteristics - He spent his early childhood in the third world where his parents were doctors. Author of Direct Democracy (2002), Paying for Localism (2004), & Direct Democracy: an agenda for a new model party (2005). Enjoys painting an occasional watercolour.
Business Tel: 0207 219 8397
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electoral Reform (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Family Law and the Court of Protection (Member)
- Parliament First Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs (Member)
Eastern (European Parliament)
Mr Stuart Agnew MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 30/08/49 Married, 3 sons.
Education - Education: Blickling Lodge School. Hordle House School. Gordonstoun School. Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (Agricultural Science) (2 years), gained the MRAC with the McLennan Silver Medal. National Diploma in Agriculture.
Previous Occupation - Worked in a school in India at the age of 18, teaching English for 1 year. Worked in a dairy farm in Buckinghamshire for 1 year. Farm Manager in the UK (3 years), worked in South Africa, had several jobs including working for Prudential. Soil and Water Conservation Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture in Rhodesia (1975-76), Rhodesian Army (1975-76). Employed on the family farm (1977-83). Ran the family farming business in Fakenham, Norfolk (1983-).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament in 2009 from second place on the party list. Experienced farmer who has since 1983 ran his family farm in Norfolk. Has been active within the National Farmers Union in Norfolk for a number of years. He is well travelled, having worked in India, South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Joined UKIP in 1999, dismayed at the way the European Union regulated Farming. Has previously stood as a candidate at both a National and Local level.
Political History - Joined UKIP (1999). Chairman of the Norwich and Norfolk Branch (2003-05), has been a member of the Agricultural Policy Group. Member of the Regional Committee (2004-05). Local Council candidate, North Norfolk District Council (2007). General Election candidate for Mid Norfolk (2001), for North Norfolk (2005) and candidate for Broadland at the next General Election. European Parliamentary candidate for the Eastern Region (2004). MEP Eastern Region (from second on the party list) (2009-). Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (2011-). Member of the Fisheries Committee (2012-).
Other Information - Norfolk County Chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) (1998). Norfolk Delegate to HQ Council NFU (2000-). Chairman of Castle Acre Cricket Club. Drove from the UK to India at the age of 18 with friends to work in a School teaching English.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Agriculture,Small Business,Foreign Affairs
- Fisheries (Member)
- Agriculture & Rural Development (Member)
- Constitutional Affairs (Substitute)
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