Douglas Carswell told ITV's Peston On Sunday he wanted to "support" the government as a "critical friend" but refused to rule out a return.Read the full story ›
The Ukip leader confirmed he had "no prior warning" of Douglas Carswell's resignation from the party as he hit out at the "staunch Tory".Read the full story ›
Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell is quitting the party and will sit in the House of Commons as the independent MP for Clacton.Read the full story ›
Banks tweeted Carswell had lied when he said on Peston on Sunday that he was not going to rejoin the Tories.Read the full story ›
Ukip's only MP, Douglas Carswell, has said the "sudden surge of interest in the question of Parliamentary scrutiny" on Brexit is remain supporters "seeking to frustrate the referendum result".
The Clacton MP said that although he was someone who enjoys talking about Europe, he urged the Government to just "get on with it".
Douglas Carswell has told ITV News he will not stand to replace Nigel Farage as Ukip leader.
Asked whether he wanted to succeed Farage, Ukip's only member of Parliament replied: "Absolutely not - I couldn't possibly be a constituency MP, represent Ukip in the House of Commons, be a dad and lead a party."
Carswell, who has been locked in a feud with Farage, earlier tweeted a smiling emoji as news of the leader's decision to quit emerged.
Carswell admitted he and Farage had suffered "profound differences in opinion" over how the party should operate.
But he paid tribute to his former boss' role in convincing Britain to vote to leave the EU.
"For 20 years, Nigel stood at times almost alone in pushing for this referendum...we got the referendum and we won. Nigel played a key role in that and I think we should pay tribute to him."
Douglas Carswell, Ukip's only MP, has admitted that he has loyalties to people in other parties when it comes to campaigning for Britain to leave the EU.
Speaking at his party's annual conference today he told Sky News: "I have a great deal of loyalty to people in all parties if they are Eurosceptic and I'm very loyal to Eurosceptics because that's how we need to win the referendum."
The admission came the day after Carswell, a member on the board of the group Business for Britain who have refused to join Ukip Nigel Farage's referendum campaign, was accused by his party leader of maintaining 'residual loyalties' to his former allies in the Tory party,
Douglas Carswell, who defected from the Conservative party and won back his seat as a Ukip candidate, has been introduced to the Commons.Read the full story ›
Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has congratulated his former colleague and newly-elected Ukip MP Douglas Carswell on his win:
Scotland Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned voters they risked being governed by a Tory/Ukip coalition as Nigel Farage went on the campaign trail in the country.
Ms Sturgeon said: ''Nigel Farage's presence here today helpfully illustrates the choice people have to make next week - we can vote Yes and always get the governments we vote for as a country, or we can vote No and take the risk of another Tory government, or perhaps another Tory government with Ukip.