UKIP Gains First Member of British House of Commons

The United Kingdom Independence Party has gained its first member of the House of Commons. See this story, which says that member Douglas Carswell, elected as a Conservative, has left the Conservative Party and become a member of UKIP. The UKIP is opposed to British participation in the European Union. Carswell has resigned, and there will be a special election soon. He represents Clacton, on the east coast of England. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link.


UKIP Gains First Member of British House of Commons — 2 Comments

  1. The UK House of Commons gerrymander system was invented in the 1200s —
    THEN very democratic compared to the killer monarchs and oligarchs in the various regimes in Europe.

    NOW – just one more oligarchy system — about 20 percent indirect minority rule in the UK H.C. due to the multiple parties.
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

    Will Carswell and the UKIP cause such reforms to happen ??

  2. Richard, Douglas Carswell is UKIP’s second MP in the House of Commons. Their first MP was Bob Spink. He represented a district in Essex. Spink joined the party in April 2008 and became an independent that November. He lost his seat in the 2010 election.

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