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A father-of-five says he is running to be an Independent MP to practice what he preaches to his children - to stand up for what you believe in.

Stephen Fulton, parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South, visited Shenley Wood Retirement Village on Friday to convince voters to make a change by voting for an Independent.

Stephen Fulton, parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

Stephen Fulton, parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

He said: “Having an Independent voice can make a difference.

“I am for growth in this town - I want companies to build their headquarters here.

“So I want to be sure that when we decide on Europe we decide for the right reasons for Milton Keynes - not out of anxiety or fear of an influx of migrants.

“I do believe that any of the policies that are good for Milton Keynes will be good for the country.

“Having an Independent voice can make a difference.”

Stephen Fulton, parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South

“We have to vote for a representative who will go and fight for their constituency.”

Mr Fulton lives in Shenley Church End with his wife, Charlotte, and three of their children. Mrs Fulton said she thought her husband was “insane” when he initially announced running for the MK South seat - but now believes he will do a “fantastic job” for the people of Milton Keynes.

Mrs Fulton said: “We both work full-time, have three young children - two grown-up and a grandchild - so we have a lot going on.

“I asked if he had thought this through, was this a sensible idea, but he explained that he didn’t feel he could push his children to stand up for what they believe in if he didn’t demonstrate he was doing that himself.

“So that was a bit of a shot to the heart, so since then I have really supportive of him doing it.”

When asked if he thinks he can win, Mr Fulton said: “With the focus on the main parties it’s really hard to get your voice heard.

“When people realise that they should be voting for the person they want to represent them first, I think it is the mandate that is important, and that could give me a win.”

> In the run-up to the election, reporter Amanda Devlin has been out and about with candidates fighting for the hotly contested Milton Keynes South seat.

Conservative Iain Stewart

Andrew Pakes for Labour

Green Party - Samantha Pancheri

UKIP’s Vince Peddle