Independents for election

PUBLISHED: 20:00 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:03 08 April 2015

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A POLITICAL party has been registered to fight for seats on Portishead Town Council in this year’s election.

The Independent Democrats will promote independent candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 7 when residents will vote for both their MP and local councillors.

It has been established by former councillor Michael Parker and Portishead businessman Roger Whitfield, who have set out seven principles they expect members to adhere to. These are selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

A statement from the pair said: “We believe that democracy is not adequately served by the existing whip party system and that a larger proportion of independent-minded politicians will result in a fairer and more just society where people work together to do what is in the best interest of the people they represent.”

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