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Candidate wants to be people's politician

Friday, August 19th, 2016


Direct democracy way forward, claims Rushen hopeful

A candidate for Rushen in the general election believes installing 'direct democracy' is the only way to create a fully representative government.

Thirty-five-year-old company director James Hampton claims he'd base his political decisionmaking on aggregated feedback from constituency members.

Whilst Mr Hampton stresses he does have his own political views, gathering the electorate's opinion - through public forums, postal surveys or social media - would reverse growing disillusionment among residents: