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The Way I See It

Thanks to the Somerset County Gazette for publishing my opinion piece in the current edition (12/2/15). Here is the full, unedited text: THE WAY I SEE IT by Mike Rigby, Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Taunton Deane Independent – Free to … Continue reading

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Mike Launches Campaign for Somerset County Council.

Having come within 9 votes of being elected to Taunton Deane Borough Council, I have for some time considered whether to stand in the 2013 Somerset County Council elections. I am now very confident that I have sufficient backing and … Continue reading

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The March of The Independents

Text of the The Way I See It in the Somerset County Gazette this week. Last week’s Mayoral and Police Commissioner elections threw up some interesting results. While Labour and the Conservatives took their fair share of the Police jobs, … Continue reading

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The Time for Independents is Now

Last year I stood in the local elections as an Independent candidate. I did so because I could not see the benefits of the involvement of political parties in local government. We see far too much dogma when political parties … Continue reading

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What does George Galloway’s Victory Tell Us?

So, Respect’s George Galloway has crushed all before him in the Bradford By-election, trouncing Labour who had held the seat since 1974. Overturning Labour’s majority of 5,763 to win by 10,100 votes, the result also saw big dents put in … Continue reading

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