Sex worker and Independent candidate in the 2014 Clacton by-election
On Twitter, she describes herself thus:
- I am a sex worker and sexual trainer. I am so passionate about what I do I want to help others to enjoy better sex with sex advice."
When nominations closed on 16 September 2014, Charlotte Rose was listed among eight official candidates at the by-election on 9 October 2014. Douglas Carswell was elected as UKIP's first MP with 21,113 votes, while Charlotte Rose came last with just 56 votes.
Challenged on Twitter as to whether she was the #IndependentSexWorker in the Clacton by-election, Charlotte Rose replied:
- @BerntCarlsson @JamesDwan "Yes I am."
Charlotte Rose, 34, who lives in London, calls herself a "high-class courtesan" and charges £180 an hour for her services. She previously appeared in a Channel 4 TV series about prostitution called "Love For Sale", which starred Rupert Everett and Russell Brand:
- "My main policy is about sexual freedom – taking control away from others. I also want there to be better sexual education in schools. Today’s politicians have a lack of knowledge and understanding about what’s really happening."