Elections on a Shoestring

Independents do not have an organisation or party funds to help them get elected. They generally have to do it themselves and pay for it themselves. This means that whatever their Budget, they need to spend wisely. Tamsin Omond of the Independent Network contacted over 1000 Independent Councillors to ask them for tips for new candidates. This book, co-authored with Jim Thornton, is available free of charge to any bona fide Independent candidate. Contact Tamsin at secretariat@independentnetwork,org.uk for more information. Jim Thornton is the author of Independents for East Herts which is available from East Herts People price £6.99. This is the story of three young interns who tried to find out what is wrong with local politics by running three election campaigns in Hertford.