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The Clacton constituency has a total population of 85,487, of which 70,183 are eligible (18+) to vote (82.1%).
Clacton ranks 278th in a list of the largest constituencies in the UK (geographical size), and 501th in a list of the largest constituencies by population size.
John Douglas Wilson Carswell (born 3 May 1971) is a British politician who in 2014 became the first elected Member of Parliament for the UK Independence Party (UKIP), representing Clacton.
Formerly a member of the Conservative Party, Carswell was elected as the MP for Harwich in 2005 and Clacton in 2010. In August 2014 he changed his political allegiance to UKIP and announced his resignation as an MP, thereby necessitating a by-election in which he stood and was returned as a UKIP MP. He explained that he was joining UKIP out of a desire to see "fundamental change in British politics" and because he believed "many of those at the top of the Conservative Party are simply not on our side. They aren't serious about the change that Britain so desperately needs."
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Carswell
Election turnout for the Clacton constituency in 2015 was 64.10%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.
|Candidate||Party||Gender||Date of Birth||Website|
|Chris Southall||Green||Male||04 August 1945 (73)||-||http://tendring.greenparty.org.uk/|
|David Grace||Liberal Democrat||Male||-||-||-|
|Douglas Carswell||UK Independence Party||Male||03 May 1971 (47)||-||http://www.douglascarswell.com/|
|Giles Watling||Conservative||Male||18 February 1953 (65)||-||http://www.watling4clacton.co.uk/|
|Liberal Democrat||Green, Michael|
Election turnout for the Clacton constituency in 2010 was 64.2%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.
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