Website offers UK citizens to choose candidates for elections
London, Mar. 17 (ANI): A political group has offered UK citizens a chance to choose candidates online for the upcoming national and European elections.
The Jury Team, which has pledged to offer "politics without parties", wants more independents to fight in elections in the UK.
The political movement has been set up by millionaire Sir Paul Judge, who ran Conservative Central Office when during Prime Minister's regime.
Judge told Sky News Online that he hoped to find independent candidates free from the "arrogance" of MPs and MEPs from political parties.
Candidates signed up at an open primary held in central London and will now promote their ideas on social networking sites to attract support. People can then back their favorite online and via mobile phone.
"The majority of them are women. It is very difficult for women to get through in the party system. I was in Dubai recently and they have a higher proportion of women in their parliament than we do," Judge said.
Power of web is being considered to be a great potential to attract young people towards British politics.
"It is the younger generation who are the most disillusioned with parties. The national interest should be what we serve," Judge said.
The prospective politicians can hold whatever political views they choose as long as they agree with key principles including the end of party whips, transparent pay and capping donations.
Judges also said his own political views remain similar to those he held when he donated money to the Conservatives.
Judge has the support of Martin Bell, the former independent MP for Tatton, crossbench peer Lord David Ramsbotham, and Dr Richard Taylor, the independent representing Wyre Forest. (ANI)