Something distinctly odd is happening in the
Although he has since broadened his campaign to embrace other important civil liberties matters of great concern to the electorate, the government has ostentatiously declined to run a candidate against him, dismissing his stance as a ‘stunt’. The LibDems are not running against him because they support his position. The only other mainstream party to run a candidate is the Greens, who are putting themselves forward as being sounder on civil liberties than Davis himself is.
However, there are no fewer than 24 other candidates. Here is the full list:
- Grace Christine Astley - Independent
- David Laurence Bishop - Church of the Militant Elvis Party
- Ronnie Carroll - Make Politicians History
- Mad Cow-Girl - The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
- David Craig - Independent
- Herbert Winford Crossman - Independent
- Tess Culnane - National Front
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- Thomas Faithful Darwood - Independent
- David Michael Davis - Conservative
- Tony Farnon - Independent
- Eamonn "Fitzy" Fitzpatrick - Independent
- Christopher Mark Foren - Independent
- Gemma Dawn Garrett - Miss Great
- George Hargreaves - Christian Party
- Hamish Howitt - Freedom 4 Choice
- David Icke - No party listed
- John Nicholson - Independent
- Shan Oakes - Green Party
- David Pinder - The New Party
- Joanne Robinson - English Democrats: Putting
- Jill Saward - Independent
- Norman Scarth - Independent
- Walter Edward Sweeney - Independent
- Christopher John Talbot - Socialist Equality Party
- John Randle Upex - Independent
- Greg Wood - Independent
While I haven’t read these peoples’ election manifestos, most of them would appear to be distinctly unserious, and one pauses to wonder why so many are prepared to risk a lost deposit.
Could it possibly be that some of the battle-hungry 25 are covert government supporters, drafted in to distract the electors from the important issues DD is raising, and to turn the by-election into the ‘farce’ which ZaNu Labour claims it to be?
Just a thought.