Serving local people in Clacton is Douglas’ number one priority. He has spearheaded the campaign to safeguard our local hospital, keep open the maternity unit and secure the future of our police station.
Douglas has regular local surgeries and is available to help local people.
Douglas was first elected to Parliament in 2005 by a slender 920 votes.
In the subsequent Clacton by-election, Douglas was re-elected with a 12,000 majority.
Born in 1971, Douglas’ home was in Uganda until his late teens. He read history at the University of East Anglia and King’s College, London.
Douglas had a proper job in business before politics, working in commercial television and then fund management.
Douglas is keen on swimming, running and riding. He is an enthusiastic – if not always successful – gardener.