Denny de la Haye is an independent candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
Denny is running on a platform of 'direct digital democracy'. If elected, he promises to vote as the people in Hackney South and Shoreditch tell him to vote, using online polls and mobile phone voting.
There are three exceptions where Denny reserves the right to vote to over-ride the public vote if his conscience requires. These are equality/discrimination laws, civil liberties issues, and democratic reform.
From Denny's website:
In a lot of ways it doesn't matter who I am, not as much as with 'normal' politicians, because you don't have to try to work out how I'm going to vote from what kind of person I am. Exceptions aside, I'm going to vote how I'm told to vote by the people of Hackney South and Shoreditch - that's the whole point of my campaign.
Still, I thought people might want to know a bit about me.
My name is Denny de la Haye. I'm 36 years old. I live in Hackney, in the Shoreditch/Hoxton area. I live on a council estate, in a privately owned flat, with a mortgage I can barely afford and an overdraft that sees plenty of use.
I'm not a career politician - I've been working in the computer industry since I was 18, with a break in my mid-20s to go to university. 12 months ago I was an employee at a small web-hosting company, then I lost my job thanks to the recession and spent a fair chunk of last year unemployed. Right now I'm self-employed, running a web development company that I set up near the end of last year.
I've been involved in politics a lot over the years, but never with party politics. I've always been involved from the campaigning side of things, trying to get politicians to care about the issues that affect me. For as long as I can remember, I've wished I could vote on issues, instead of voting for politicians or parties.
If you've ever wished the same thing, now's your chance.
Phone: 078 1515 0811