It never fails. Every election, there’s always some independents who can’t be found online. Either they have no profile, or there are enough people with the same name that it isn’t clear which one they are.
We do search for them: we put their names, as given on the ballot paper, into search engines, and look for them, appending terms such as “parliament”, “senate”, “facebook” and “twitter”. Somehow, they continue to elude us, despite these measures.
So, we’re putting out a call to you, our readers. Can you point us at the details of any of the following candidates? Allen Ridgeway, Bernardine Atkinson, Nat de Francesco and David John Dillon.
Everyone else has been located and will be being reviewed soon, but these four are the Scarlet Pimpernels of this election. And unless we know what they stand for, we’re not going to be able to review them fairly, and they will, perforce, be place lower in our preferences than might otherwise be the case.
EDIT: Thank you to our eagle-eyed readers, all of these MIA politicians have now been located, as you can see in the comments below! You can now read about Allen Ridgeway, Bernardine Atkinson, Nat de Francesco and David John Dillon to your heart’s content.