Mark Reckless

Mark Reckless’s defection presents the Tories with a conundrum

6 April 2017 14:07

Mark Reckless infuriated many Tories when he defected to Ukip. Now, he’s defected again – and made few people happy…

How Ukip intends to fight (and maybe win) the Oldham West & Royton by-election

22 October 2015 14:03

The death of Michael Meacher means the first by-election of this Parliament is upon us — as well as the first with…

Ukip accused of being too politically correct (yes, really)

12 August 2015 11:54

Ukip have been accused of being too politically correct. Yes, you did just read that sentence correctly. In a somewhat…

Inside Ukip: now the infighting is over, the Kippers are readying for the battle of their lives

5 August 2015 16:21

Ukip has been especially quiet over the last few months. Following the party’s disappointing result in the general election, Nigel Farage’s…

Is Mark Reckless set to become Ukip’s Head of Policy?

19 May 2015 21:03

Mark Reckless has been rather quiet during the recent Ukip wars. After losing Rochester & Strood to the Conservatives, it…

How Ukip became the incredible disappearing party

26 March 2015 10:31

The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect.…

Watch: Mark Reckless and Steve Crowther discuss day one of Ukip’s spring conference

27 February 2015 19:45

Today has been ‘Nigel Farage Day’ in Margate. Although many of the party’s other prominent characters addressed its spring conference,…

Ukip MPs infiltrate Conservative HQ’s Twitter feed

6 January 2015 18:05

If social media is going to play a deciding role in the general election, the brains at Conservative HQ ought…

Claws out in Rochester: Mark Reckless not worried by Tory candidate

6 January 2015 12:58

Things are getting heated in Rochester after Conservative HQ announced that the lacklustre Kelly Tolhurst will return as their candidate for…

Ukip MPs decline to comment on Nigel Farage’s ‘chinky’ remarks

19 December 2014 13:14

Another week, another controversial set of controversial remarks from Nigel Farage — this time, it’s about the use of the…

How will Ukip use its first Autumn Statement in Parliament?

3 December 2014 11:35

A lot of focus today will be on how Labour would cut the deficit (and perhaps how George Osborne actually…

Tory MPs have new nickname for Carswell and Reckless

2 December 2014 9:33

There is no love lost between UKIP defectors Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless and their old Tory colleagues. Catty Conservative…

Tories give Mark Reckless ‘worst office in Parliament’

28 November 2014 11:19

Earlier this year Zac Goldsmith complained that he had been given ‘the worst office of any MP in Parliament’ as…

PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health

26 November 2014 17:25

Health, health, health. Viewers of PMQs must be sick of it by now. Health this, health that. Health, health. On…

PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour

26 November 2014 13:36

Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the…

PMQs: Ukip’s Mark Reckless begins his battle to hold his seat with local question

26 November 2014 13:24

‘Oooooh!’ shouted MPs when Mark Reckless got to his feet today at Prime Minister’s Questions for his first chance as…

Reckless gets a cross party welcome

21 November 2014 13:38

On zero sleep and only seven hours after being re-elected, Mark Reckless was back in the Commons and sitting on…

Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

21 November 2014 4:29

Rochester, Kent Mark Reckless has become Ukip’s second member of Parliament, winning the Rochester and Strood by-election with 16,687 votes…

Mark Reckless already arranging return to Commons as Ukip MP

20 November 2014 18:26

This story first went out in tonight’s Evening Blend email, a free round-up and analysis of the day’s political developments.…

Neither the Tories nor Ukip deserve to win the Rochester by-election

19 November 2014 11:05

Let’s be honest, just for a moment. The Rochester and Strood by-election has been a disgrace. It has been a…