Douglas had a proper job in business before politics, working in television and then fund management. Douglas’ priority is to improve our area. He was the driving force behind the successfully campaign for new sea defences. He is spearheading efforts to safeguard local NHS services, including GP surgeries. Douglas is campaigning for tougher action to deal with knife crime.
Available for local people, almost 10,000 individual residents have got in touch since he became their MP. Douglas takes seriously his role holding government to account. He believes that he is answerable first and foremost to local people in Essex - not to the Westminster establishment. Douglas is prepared to ruffle feathers when local people expect it. Douglas has been campaigning to get Britain out of the European Union for all his adult life – and is determined we get the chance to vote to leave in 2017. Married to Clementine, with a daughter, Douglas is keen on swimming, running and gardening.