Clacton

Arron Banks throws in the towel

24 April 2017 18:32

Arron Banks’ bid to become the MP for Clacton is over already. Just six days ago, the multi-millionaire Ukip donor…

Did Douglas Carswell try – and fail – to rejoin the Tory fold?

20 April 2017 12:35

Douglas Carswell has just announced that he will not stand for re-election as the MP for Clacton. The independent MP, who…

Watch: Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell and Tim Aker on Ukip’s chances with five days to go

3 May 2015 9:06

Ukip has four key target seats in Essex and Kent it hopes to win on Thursday. In order of likelihood…

Listen: Roger Helmer reveals Ukip’s approach to candidate selection

8 December 2014 15:45

Ralph Atkinson ranted this weekend that Ukip have ‘standards of democracy lower than the unelected European Commission’ after he was allegedly…

Ukip 13 points ahead in Rochester & Strood

22 October 2014 22:10

Tonight, we have a second poll from Rochester & Strood and it again shows Ukip ahead. Mark Reckless doesn’t lead…

Happy Sunday, Nigel Farage – Barroso snubs Cameron’s migration cap

19 October 2014 13:00

Everyone’s favourite unelected European was doing the broadcasting rounds this morning, popping up on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show to tell…

Watch: Douglas Carswell re-enters the House of Commons as a Ukip MP

13 October 2014 15:53

Douglas Carswell has just re-entered the House of Commons as a Ukip MP. Nigel Farage was in the peers’ gallery…

A Lab-Con coalition? It’s not as crazy as you think

12 October 2014 13:11

In the few days since Conservative defector Douglas Carswell gave Ukip its first Westminster MP and John Bickley scared the…

Podcast special: The Ukip earthquake

10 October 2014 8:57

Ukip has arrived at Westminster. Douglas Carswell held his Clacton seat after defecting from the Conservatives, and in Heywood and…

Tories and Labour defiant after bruising by-elections

10 October 2014 8:25

Last night’s by-election results were bad for both the main Westminster parties. The Tories did not manage to make significant…

Ukip’s breakthrough night

10 October 2014 3:08

Ukip has won its first by-election: Douglas Carswell is the party’s first elected MP. In a stunning night for the…

Ukip wins Clacton from the Tories and runs Labour mighty close in Heywood & Middleton

9 October 2014 22:18

2.50am Douglas Carswell’s victory speech, after winning a 12,404 majority, was not triumphalist: there was no tub-thumping. Instead, he said…

Nigel Farage concedes Ukip won’t win Heywood and Middleton by-election

26 September 2014 17:14

Not long after John Bickley had appealed to Ukip delegates to help him win in Heywood and Middleton, Nigel Farage…

The by-election battles have begun over Clacton and Heywood

26 September 2014 15:21

Douglas Carswell has just finished speaking at the Ukip conference and his fellow by-election contender John Bickley, who is standing…

Can the Tory party locate its secret weapon?

4 September 2014 21:32

It used to be said that loyalty was the Tory party’s secret weapon. But this supposed strength hasn’t been very…

Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be an open primary

2 September 2014 16:24

How do the Conservatives make the Clacton by-election more difficult for Douglas Carswell? I hear from two extremely well-placed sources…

Boris: No-one seriously approached me to stand in Clacton

2 September 2014 14:23

If the Tories did want to really fight Douglas Carswell in the Clacton by-election, then Boris Johnson would have been…