** THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INDEPENDENT ALLIANCE **
EMBARGOED UNTIL 17.00 HOURS FRIDAY 9TH APRIL 2021
AN ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES HAS FORMED AND FIELDED IN EVERY WARD TO GIVE SWINDON THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPPOSE VACCINE PASSPORTS AND LOCKDOWN MEASURES IN THE FORTHCOMING LOCAL ELECTIONS
Concerned and politically homeless voters who feel that none of the parties represent their views on vaccine passports and strict lockdown measures have stepped up to give the borough a chance to vote against the status quo.
A spokesperson stated: "We are running in every ward in Swindon to turn the local elections into a referendum so that Swindonians who want to demand an immediate end to lockdown, say no to health passports and no to mandatory vaccinations can do so democratically and send a strong message to the political establishment.
We feel this is a fundamental attack on our liberties and urge those who feel the same to express this through the ballot box. None of the parties are speaking against this so we feel it is a duty to be the opposition that is desperately needed.
We cannot and will not stand idly by while our voices are being ignored. We are a diverse alliance of independents with the same values who want to make a difference, serve our community and make it a place to be proud of once again.
We are united as politically homeless people who have come together as we believe that party politics is broken and that we need a complete reset by getting back to the basics and putting our community first.
Swindon has suffered greatly from the stale red and blue duopoly that has overseen a sharp decline in services while council tax increases have stretched the most vulnerable in our town. We will work towards immediately reopening the Oasis Leisure Centre to make it fully functional again for our children to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming.
The high street has taken a battering and we want to see business rates reviewed, or even abolished, to give local shops a fighting chance against online traders in a lifeline to the town centre.
We understand this feat has never been achieved in Swindon before and is likely to be the only full slate of independent candidates in the United Kingdom.
We have an excellent range of quality candidates who aim to be the 'Foxes in the hen house', to start the process of rebuilding Swindon and put the people first, bringing everyone together in harmony and hope.
The alliance of independent candidates will be launching their campaign against the political establishment with immediate effect and will be present every Sunday morning (10am) at Lydiard Park for potential voters to meet the candidates. The website will also launch this Sunday.