Haltemprice and Howden By-election, 2008 - Candidates - Independent Candidates

Independent Candidates

  • David Craig (real name Neil Glass), former management consultant turned author critical of Gordon Brown stood as an independent candidate.
  • Herbert Crossman stood in Harrow West in the United Kingdom general election, 1997 for the Referendum Party. Crossman told the VoteWise website he wants to "make a difference to people's life's." {sic}
  • Thomas Darwood has letters published on the themes of monarchy and religion on his web site.
  • Tony Farnon told the VoteWise website his campaign was largely based on his personal anti-smoking and smoking addiction programme, and that smokers could use his "Winners Freedom Secrets".
  • Eamonn Fitzpatrick, a Northampton market trader, stated that he would shut down his market stall for a month to campaign in favour of the government's 42-day detention plan. Fitzpatrick has run in elections before, standing in Northampton South. Kelvin MacKenzie urged his supporters and those in favour of 42 days detention to vote for Fitzpatrick. He received 31 votes.
  • Christopher Foren was the Leeds Crown Prosecutor.
  • Jill Saward, a campaigner for rape law reform, stated in an article on her website that she would stand as a candidate against David Davis, in response to Davis "saying nothing at all" about sexual violence issues while serving as Shadow Home Secretary. She stated that the DNA Database should be extended to help detection of sexual assault, and that there was a disparity between the "thousands" of people affected by sexual assault each year, compared to the detention proposals of the Counter-Terrorism Bill which "may not affect anyone at all". In the early hours of 26 June she revealed that she would be standing in the election and later that afternoon she confirmed that her nomination papers had been accepted.
  • Norman Scarth stood as "Anti Crime" in the Sedgefield by-election, 2007, where he came bottom of the poll with 34 votes. He had previously contested Chesterfield in the United Kingdom general election, 1997, as "Independent Old Age Pensioner".
  • Walter Sweeney is the former Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan.
  • John Upex is a former United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) member, and was UKIP candidate in Wakefield in the United Kingdom general election, 2005.
  • Greg Wood had served as a doctor with the Royal Navy for sixteen years. His candidature was on the single issue of better care for the armed forces and veterans.

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