S4M-10894: Douglas Carswell MP’s Defection To UKIP & A Eurosceptic Westminster

28 Aug 2014

That the Parliament notes the recent defection of the Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell MP, to UKIP; further notes that Mr Carswell is reported to have stated his intent to stand on behalf of UKIP in the resultant by-election; considers that this highlights an increasingly eurosceptic UK Parliament, and expresses its concern at the possibility of Scotland being taken out of the European Union in the proposed EU referendum in 2017, which it considers would be likely to result in a huge loss of jobs across Scotland.