Thursday, 4 June 2009
Independent Heyday on the Way
In the local Council elections and possibly in the General Election to come we can expect a huge rise in the number of independent candidates elected to office. This reflects the public disapproval and distaste of MPs of all parties who have abused the system of claiming for personal expenses in parliament, and in particular for claiming expenses for mortgages when these mortgages have been redeemed already. Smaller parties, such as Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Greens, as well as UKIP should also benefit, particularly in the current European parliament elections.