Launched today by Lord Digby Jones is Free Parliament, where primaries are held in every single constituency in the country to allow independent candidates to be selected and run campaigns backed by and funded by this scheme – http://freeparliament.org.uk/
The three main challenges for an independent are:
Getting known, funding and credibility. If this initiative works, it will go a very long way to addressing these issues.
In order to be considered candidates must sign up to a very sensible set of principles, promoted by Martin Bell, a former independent MP and BBC journalist.
Excellent all round!
Here’s the brief interview – at 02.55.32 – on this morning’s Today Programme – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079mwss#play
Photo: At one of my public meetings during my general election campaign last year.