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Douglas Carswell—Cameron’s first man?

By Jay Elwes  

Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP

Douglas Carswell is not like other MPs. Few members would ever show up in Portcullis House sporting Converse boots and a tattered backpack. But the last time I met him there, that’s what he was wearing, talking animatedly about his new book on the relationship between technology and democracy.

And now Carswell, the MP for Clacton in Essex, has defected from the Conservative party to Ukip. (Only one MP has ever crossed from the Tories…

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