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CONSTITUENCY OVERVIEW

CONTROLLING PARTYUK Independence Party
ELECTORATE70,183 voters
AREA55 sq. miles


Clacton is a UK parliament constituency that is represented in the House of Commons by Douglas Carswell of the UK Independence Party party.

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.

CONSTITUENCY MP

Douglas Carswell

Douglas Carswell

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

MP DETAILS
AddressDouglas Carswell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Phone Number020 7219 4272
Political PartyUK Independence Party
Email Addressdouglas@douglascarswell.com
ConstituencyClacton
GenderMale
Date of Birth03/05/1971
WebsiteWebsite
TwitterTwitter Profile
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2015 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

SHARE OF VOTES
36.7%
14.4%
1.8%
2.7 %
44.4%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Green Party
UKIP
ELECTION TURNOUT

Election turnout for the Clacton constituency in 2015 was 64.10%, lower than the average UK turnout at 66.1%.

2015 CANDIDATES

Candidate Party Gender Date of Birth LinkedIn Website
Chris SouthallGreenMale04 August 1945 (73)-http://tendring.greenparty.org.uk/
David GraceLiberal DemocratMale---
Douglas CarswellUK Independence PartyMale03 May 1971 (47)-http://www.douglascarswell.com/
Giles WatlingConservativeMale18 February 1953 (65)-http://www.watling4clacton.co.uk/
Tim YoungLabourMale---

2010 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

SHARE OF VOTES
53.03%
25.04%
12.93%
%
%
1.24%
4.58%
%
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Scottish National
Plaid Cymru
Green Party
BNP
UKIP
2005 GENERAL ELECTION WINNERS
Conservative
VOTE COUNTS
PartyVotesShare
 BNP1,9754.6%
 Conservative22,86753%
 Green5351.2%
 Ind12920.7%
 Labour10,79925%
 Liberal-Democrat5,57712.9%
 TF1,0782.5%
TOTALS
Electorate67,194
Votes43,123
Turnout64.2%
2010 CANDIDATES
ConservativeCarswell, Douglas
LabourHenderson, Ivan
Liberal DemocratGreen, Michael
GreenSouthall, Chris
BNPTaylor, Jim
ELECTION TURNOUT

Election turnout for the Clacton constituency in 2010 was 64.2%, higher than the average UK turnout at 65.1%.

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