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  • Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to Ukip and forces byelection

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  • Carswell joins Ukip

    Leading Tory Eurosceptic MP Douglas Carswell has announced he is joining Ukip and forcing a by-election. On David Cameron's first full day back from his summer holiday, Mr Carswell stunned Westminster with his defection. He has decided to resign as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Clacton constituency. "Things d...

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