It was our pleasure to take part in an interview with Jus News and tell the story behind Mexborough First.

Here is a snippet from the opening few paragraphs.

It’s easy to see independent parties as a figure of fun, and a quirk of the British democratic process. Stood alongside the usual parties on election night, occasionally clad in strange costume, it’s not often they win power.

However, in Mexborough, a town 17 miles north of Sheffield, a group of three independent councillors have ousted the Labour incumbents over the last five years, and are seeking re-election to Doncaster Council this week.

Andy Pickering, 59, is the party’s longest serving councillor, having defeated Labour councillor David Holland in 2014.

He said the party’s formation was down to the lack of Labour support for Mexborough’s local businesses: “The party started following the ‘Save the High Street’ (STHS) campaign in 2012.

To read the full article please click the following link – The story behind Mexborough First – Interview with Jus News