Date: Tuesday 7 September 2010
Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm
Location: Sir Herbert Baker Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
"Direct Democracy and the Coalition"
Co-author of best selling book, The Plan; 12-months to renew Britain, Douglas Carswell is an advocate of political reform and helped establish the Direct Democracy campaign. In 2009, The Daily Telegraph nominated him a Briton of the Year, and Spectator readers voted him Parliamentarian of the Year.
He had a proper job in business before politics, working in commercial television and then fund management. Douglas co-wrote "Direct Democracy; an agenda for a new model party", which the Spectator magazine described as "One of the founding texts for the new, revitalised Toryism... written by some of the brightest young Conservative thinkers".
He blogs each day at www.TalkCarswell.com and has written for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Telegraph and Spectator, as well as appearing on the Politics Show, Newsnight, Sky and Radio 4's Week in Westminster and Westminster Hour.