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What is an independent politician?

An independent politician is a politician who doesn’t represent a political party.

Independent candidates can stand in general elections, local elections and by-electionsIf an independent wins an election, he or she will become an independent MP or councillor.

Once they are elected, it can be difficult for independents to make a big impact. Because they don’t belong to a political party, it can be difficult for them to get support from other politicians.

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