The Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell, has used a press conference this morning to announce he is defecting to Ukip.
Mr Carswell, long a strong eurosceptic voice on the Tory back benches, made the announcement alongside Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
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