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Leading Tory Eurosceptic MP Douglas Carswell has announced he is joining Ukip and forcing a by-election. He has decided to resign as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Clacton constituency. "Things don't have to be this way. I'll be asking voters in Essex to help me change them, " he told a press conference in Westmi...
Bill Cash accused Douglas Carswell of making a "monumental mistake" by resigning from the Conservative Party. "I think it’s a very great mistake. Douglas and I ha...
William Hague said Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip was regrettable and counter-productive "It's a regrettable thing and it's a totally counter-productive thi...
Clacton Conservative Association Chairman, Simon Martin-Redman said: "We are disappointed and surprised that Douglas Carswell has chosen to stand down. I am a deep...
Zac Goldsmith praised Douglas Carswell as a "model Parliamentarian" who he admires hugely after the Conservative backbencher joined Ukip. “I am big fan of Douglas...
Bernard Jenkin said he had not been informed prior to Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip. "[It was] absolutely a bolt from the blue. As far as I know he consul...
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