Profile: Mark Reckless

November 21, 2014 6:30 PM

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Profile: Mark Reckless

When Mark Reckless defected from the Conservatives to UKIP, some people said he was living up to his name.

Tory insiders had accepted that Douglas Carswell, who had defected a month earlier, would win Clacton for UKIP. But Mr Reckless, it was claimed, was a less popular figure than Mr Carswell, and UKIP a weaker force in the constituency of Rochester and Strood.

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