1. Mark Pack
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    I think you’re right about “independents”. It’s the same with “new internet based party”; the media often give them attention based on hype about new, different, horrible old politicians etc, when then turns out to be far from justified by their actual popularity.

    PS Good to see you blogging again!

  2. Andy Strange
    · Reply

    Thanks Mark 🙂

  3. Independent Network
    · Reply

    Dear Andy,

    Thanks for your comments, but I think you are underestimating independent candidates. We’re a non-profit organisation that supports independent candidates and many of them are extremely informed and committed. Have a look at our website and let me know what you think: http://www.independentnetwork.org.uk


    Independent Network

  4. George Robertson
    · Reply

    The electorate is habituated to vote like sheep by putting their thumbprint next to party names, and then bleating about if for ‘four more years’.

    A guide to becoming an Independent Candidate is here:


    The procedure is straightforward, but who wants to risk their £500 deposit?

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