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It was good to see the Archbishop of Canterbury make an intervention during Lord Lucus's Question in the Lords on Tuesday, about the future of the Second Chamber.
The big focus in this election will be marginal constituencies, however there are also a few which might produce some interesting results with smaller parties and independents perhaps making inroads despite the first-past-the-post system. Here are some of the ones to watch:
Total Politics has a short interview with Luke Wilkins who saved up his McDonald’s wages to run as an independent for Parliament.
At 18 years old, he made a few headlines recently when it emerged he had collected together his £4.65 an hour wage from his job at McDonald's to raise the £500 deposit needed to stand.
He is one of hundreds of independents who will be standing at this election. Many will be doing so as part of the new Independent Network, which quotes our research as part of its background and inspiration. It has been set up to provide support to the people who have no party machines behind them and so usually start from a natural disadvantage.