Douglas Carswell is the outstanding Conservative MP for Harwich & Clacton who forced Gordon Brown into a humiliating climb-down over recent attempts to exempt MPs from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Mr Carswell is co-author of a book called Direct Democracy and he runs an excellent blog which I recommend to anyone who is fed up with our lives being governed by interfering and unelected bureaucrats.
In this video clip, he talks about ways to improve local democracy and accountability. I can think of at least three people who will squirm at his ideas to give power back to the people!
Mind you, his proposals for House of Lords reform might need a bit more thought!