Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

30 DEC 2013

End of Year Report

Dear Neighbour,

Please find below my end of year Report as your local MP.  It highlights some of the things I did in 2013 to improve our area, and hold the government to account.

4,697 individual local residents contacted me during 2013 to ask for help of some kind. I responded personally each time.  I cannot guarantee that I can solve every problem, but I do promise to try.   I also continued to hold a regular Advice Surgery open to everyone.

Here are some of the local issues I focused on in 2013 (Click on each for more detail):

Action to improve Clacton 

A better deal for Jaywick 

GP services

Sea defences

Knife crime


Columbine Statue

School Standards

Ambulance Responses


Never one to toady to party whips, in Parliament in 2013 I spoke up for what I believe is in our national interest:

Campaign to get Britain out of the EU 



Energy Policy

Gagging Bill and press freedom

Political reform

Finally, I remain concerned about our economy. Although growth returned towards the end of 2013, and we are likely to see strong growth over the months ahead, we need to ensure that it is sustainable. People should not be encouraged to take out debts that they will not be able to pay back if interest rates rise. I have a publication on this subject due out early in the New Year.

I will be available to help you 2014, should you need me. 

Happy New Year!

Warm regards,


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