Douglas Carswell has held the seat of Clacton for UKIP in the General Election.

Mr Carswell is UKIP's only elected MP after leader Nigel Farage lost in South Thanet.

Mr Carswell became UKIP's first MP last year when he defected from the Conservative party and stood in a by-election.

In his victory speech Mr Carswell said "the time for political reform is now".

He added: "I hope that those vying to get their hands on the levers of power will have the modesty to remember there are many people who feel under-represented. The ministers represent parties with hardly a third of the popular vote."

Click below to hear his speech in full