Simon Mann (Ind) candidate profile

Independent candidate Simon Mann is fighting for the north Norfolk seat on behalf of all voters disillusioned with party politics.The solicitor, who works for a firm in Cromer, is hoping to provide an option for voters who would rather not vote for candidates associated with the traditional political world which has been rocked by scandal in recent years.

Independent candidate Simon Mann is fighting for the north Norfolk seat on behalf of all voters disillusioned with party politics.

The solicitor, who works for a firm in Cromer, is hoping to provide an option for voters who would rather not vote for candidates associated with the traditional political world which has been rocked by scandal in recent years.

He said: 'I believe the majority of voters are looking for a new candidate who is completely independent and not part of the old party regime.'

Born in Kent, Mr Mann now lives in Hickling, near Stalham, with his wife after studying law at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Westminster.


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The 52-year-old said he hoped at least some voters saw 'some merit' in his manifesto, which he has published online, but would 'be happy to settle for whatever the electorate decides' - as long as he knows he has given them a choice.

For Mr Mann, social deprivation, unemployment and affordable housing rank high on his list of key issues for north Norfolk.

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And, despite not being tied to a party, he still has an eye on the national agenda and includes some far reaching proposals in his manifesto like bringing in an 'immediate and very heavy' tax on bank profits and cutting wasteful government spending.

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