How is an IfF led town council so different from one lead by national political parties? One word: ambition. In this blog Peter Mcfadyen explains why this one characteristic is important for town councils and essential during this time of austerity.
My name is Kate Bielby and I have a confession to make. I’ve got political views on national issues. And yet it’s fine for me to be part of a group of independents who don’t always agree with me. Here’s why.
Independent, Independently-minded or minded to be Independent? There’s a reason why that Lib Dem flyer looks familiar.
In 2015 IfF candidates won all 17 seats on Frome Town Council. The earlier this year one of our number moved out of the town. Now Mark Dorrington will contest the vacant seat for IfF.
Any election is, of course, about the numbers. Votes cast, swings, turnouts and polls. Unsurprisingly there are no polls for the town council; no one has ever thought it was worth the cost but there are some numbers that are worth considering before we get to the stage of counting votes.
How can I know what I’ll get from a group of independents?