Tory MP Douglas Carswell Defects to UKIP

Will Face By-Election

Andre Walker
Breitbart London
28 Aug 2014

Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP in a sensational press conference in Westminster that ended moments ago. He is currently Member of Parliament for Clacton, having been first elected as MP for Harwich in 2005.

He will now resign as an MP and force a by-election, that he will contest for UKIP. If he wins this will give him a mandate as UKIPs first elected MP. Whilst defections are not uncommon in the House of Commons, they tend to come from MPs at the end of their careers and it is almost unheard of for MPs to seek their electorates approval for their decision.

When Carswell was asked if he thought he’d win he said he had no idea but was “not going to take my constituents for granted”. UKIPs leader Nigel Farage described the resignation of Carswell from the House of Commons as, “noblest thing I’ve seen in politics in my lifetime”…



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