It seems that independents are making a mark in the South-West:
Futures Forum: "Would we be better governed if we had more independent politicians?"
The sister group to the East Devon Watch blog will be meeting up tonight in Totnes:
INDEPENDENTS AND MINORITY PARTIES GROW STRONGER IN DEVON AND THE SOUTH-WEST
25 May 2016
Good luck to our sister Facebook group “South Devon Watch” with their meeting of many, many local minority and independent people and groups, who meet in Totnes this evening, to build on the East Devon Alliance conference (“Who Cares What You Think?) last month.
Independents and minority parties grow stronger in Devon and the south-west | East Devon Watch
This short film posted earlier this month makes things very clear as far as the SDW is concerned:
South Devon Watch Campaign Film - YouTube
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Futures Forum: East Devon Alliance conference >>> Saturday 23rd April