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Clacton: Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP ‘a bolt from the blue’

The defection of Douglas Carswell to UKIP has come as a “bolt from the blue” to his Clacton constituency.

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Douglas Carswell

Clacton: MP Douglas Carswell defects to Ukip

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has dramatically defected to Ukip today and will be resigning as an MP to fight a by-election in his seat.

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Chancellor George Osborne

Clacton: How you resign as an MP - the ancient traditions

MPs cannot directly resign their seat. The only means by which an MP can leave during the lifetime of a Parliament is through death; expulsion by resolution of the House; or disqualification.

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage (left) with  Douglas Carswell during a press conference in central London where the Conservative MP defected to his party today.

Clacton: Farage says Carswell defection is “a hugely significant moment for East Anglia”

The defection of Clacton MP Douglas Carswell to the UK Independence Party is one of the biggest single events in the history of the party, leader Nigel Farage has claimed.

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Suffolk: Vehicles seized and arrests made in police “day of action”

Police in east Suffolk are hailing a multi-agency day of action in Lowestoft and Felixstowe a success after nine people were arrested and nine vehicles seized.

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