A English MP That Gets It: Doug CarswellSeptember 13th, 2012 — commoditywatch
Douglas Carswell is co-author of best selling book, The Plan; 12-months to renew Britain and Douglas is an advocate of political reform. Douglas co-wrote "Direct Democracy; an agenda for a new model party", which the Spectator magazine described as "One of the founding texts for the new, revitalised Toryism... written by some of the brightest young Conservative thinkers".In 2009, The Daily Telegraph nominated him a Briton of the Year, and Spectator readers voted him Parliamentarian of the Year.
Before politic Doug had proper jobs, working in commercial television and then fund management. He first stood for Parliament against Tony Blair, as the Conservative candidate for Sedgefield in 2001. He was first elected to Parliament in 2005. He was returned as MP for Clacton in 2010 with a 12,000 majority.
He blogs each day at www.TalkCarswell.com and has written for the Financial Times,Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Telegraph and Spectator, as well as appearing on the Politics Show, Newsnight, Sky and Radio 4's Week in Westminster and Westminster Hour.