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Northern voters say independent MPs will strengthen democracy

Northern voters say independent MPs will strengthen democracy

Almost two out of three voters in the North of England (64%) say British democracy will be strengthened if there were more independent MPs and more than half (51%) say they’ll seriously consider voting for a candidate not aligned to a political party.

The ComRes survey results confirm that trust in political parties is at an all time low.

More than three in four Northern voters (76%) also said that independents should run against MPs who have behaved unethically.

Unprecedented opportunity for independents

Scots see influence of independent MPs

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Scots see influence of independent MPs

Scots are the most optimistic of UK voters about the influence independent MPs could wield in Parliament.

Scotland’s own experience of a hung parliament, which includes an independent MSP, counters claims made south of the border that political and economic turmoil will erupt if no one party secures an overall majority.

Wales and South West voters lead surge for independents

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Wales and South West voters lead surge for independents

Voters in Wales and South West England are more likely than the rest of the UK to shun the political parties on 6 May and vote for independent candidates.

In a ComRes survey, almost two out of three (60%) Welsh and South Western voters said that they would seriously consider voting for an independent candidate and even more (77%) said independents should run against MPs that have behaved unethically.

More than seven in ten (71%) in the region also said that independent MPs would strengthen democracy, compared to 50% in Scotland and 63% on average across the UK.

‘Unethical’ Midlands MPs face independent challenge

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‘Unethical’ Midlands MPs face independent challenge

The Midlands is the most enthusiastic part of the UK to see independent candidates take on MPs who have behaved unethically.

The region topped a ComRes survey when four out of five voters (81%) said independents should stand against tainted MPs.

Number of Independent General Election Candidates Almost Doubles

News Release - 22/04/10

Number of Independent General Election Candidates Almost Doubles
Independent candidates offer the only alternative to political parties

The Only Alternative to Party Politics

News Release - Wednesday 21st April, 2010

The Only Alternative to Party Politics

The Independent Network endorses 47 independent candidates for the 2010 General Election

Electorate must remember their vote on May 6th is for a constituency MP

Forty-seven independent Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC) have been endorsed by the Independent Network for the 2010 General Election.

Former Hostage Terry Waite Urges Electorate to Vote Independent

Humanitarian Terry Waite CBE is urging the public to vote for Independent Candidates on May 6. Independents offer the only alternative to party political candidates.

In an open letter to the electorate, Waite said today:

 “Now is the chance for us, the voting public to strike a blow for freedom. Parliament is too important to be left in the hands of the unreformed Political Parties. Our vote for an Independent Candidate will demonstrate clearly that we want good governance and that we are determined to have it by giving opportunity for free voices to echo through the chambers of Westminster.

26 Independent Candidates Endorsed to Take on Party Politicians

2nd April 2010

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26 independent candidates endorsed to take on party politicians

Six new independent candidates endorsed by the Independent Network

Five New Independent Candidates Endorsed for 2010 General Election

The Independent Network gives support and extra credibility to five new independent candidates through endorsement process

First Independent Candidates Endorsed for 2010 General Election

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First Independent Candidates Endorsed for 2010 General Election

The Independent Network gives support and extra credibility to fifteen independent candidates through endorsement process

The first independent Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPC) to be endorsed for the 2010 General Election have been announced today by the Independent Network (IN). Endorsed candidates have agreed to comply with a set of principles inspired by esteemed former independent MP Martin Bell.