Horsham man trying his chances in Hants by-election

Jim Duggan, Peace Party candidate pictured outside the Horsham District Council offices in 2009 - photo by Steve Cobb
Jim Duggan, Peace Party candidate pictured outside the Horsham District Council offices in 2009 - photo by Steve Cobb

Peace Party member and Horsham man Jim Duggan, who stood as a Horsham Parliamentary candidate several general elections, is one of 14 candidates standing today in the Eastleigh by-election.

The seat was made vacant by former MP Chris Huhne who resigned after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. Residents of the Hampshire town are going to the polls today and a result is expected early tomorrow (Friday).

They have an eclectic mix of candidates to choose from as well as representatives of the mainstream parties. Mr Duggan receive 253 votes (0.5 per cent of voters) in the 2010 general election in Horsham.

He also stood as an Independent candidate in the 2001 and 2005 elections when 0.8 per cent of voters voted for him.

The list of candidates in alphabetical order is:

COLIN BEX - Wessex regionalists

DAVID BISHOP - Elvis Loves Pets Party

JIM DUGGAN - Peace Party

RAY HALL - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party

HOWLING LAUD HOPE - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party

MARIA HUTCHINGS - Conservative

DIANE JAMES - UK Independence Party

DR IAIN MACLENNAN - National Health Action Party

KEVIN MILBURN - Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”

JOHN O’FARRELL - Labour

DARREN PROCTER - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

DANNY STUPPLE - Independent

MIKE THORNTON - Liberal Democrats

MICHAEL WALTERS - The English Democrats - “Putting England First!”