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Who Is David Fitton? 07 May 2015

The Wycombe parliamentary constituency has been Conservative since 1951. It has often had candidates from obscure parties, but since 2001 there's been an Independent: one David Fitton.

I wanted to write a post about him for this election day, but I've been unable to track him down at all. In 2001 he got 240 votes, in 2005 301, in 2010 188 (the Independent vote being split with one Mudassar Khokar). But that's all I can find out about him. He apparently has no web site or even a facebook page. He hasn't shown up at any hustings, according to our local paper the Bucks Free Press. (Though they do have a memorial notice from a David Fitton whose mother was born in 1906 and died in 1992, but that fellow would probably be in his nineties and may not be the same person.)

Presumably he would be happy if I were to vote for him. But how am I meant to find out what sort of nutter he is? Is he a Bill Boaks (Public Safety Democratic Monarchist White Resident), an indignant local, a successor to the Natural Law Party, or just a racist loony like the one who was standing in Newham when I was living there? ("I was born in Limehouse of British parents and have no foreign ancestry.")

Who is this man?

(Addendum: in the 2015 election he got 577 votes, triple his score last time.)

  1. Posted by Chris at 11:12am on 07 May 2015

    I looked him up in Whitepages (because he showed up there), and got someone completely different:

    William Rouse, High Wycombe, HP13 Address: High Wycombe, HP13 XXX – full address available on Peopletracer Other occupants: Strimmer Klugglehoff, Lee Simpson, David Dribble, Pauline Scuttle, Timothy Bateman, Simon Pleasance, Timothy Mogford, Ellen Hammond, Clare Davis, Sheila Tobler, David Fitton, Paul Clotheer, Lou Pahrsomonia, John Morgan, Robert Jacobs

    Strimmer Klugglehoff lived with the same group of names.

    Lee Simpson lived with Matthew Muszalik, Stephanie Hyde, Norman Powell, Andrew Fuller (who shared the same house-mates with him)

    Then I got

    David A Fitton, High Wycombe, HP13

    Address: High Wycombe, HP13 XXX – full address available on Peopletracer Other occupants: Peter Thompson, Peter Town

    each of whom lives with the other two of the same address according to Fitton.

    I went back to William Rouse and looked again: many of them shared the same housemates, but

    Clare Davis lived with Karen Thomson, Rita Mosley, Oswald Mosley and those three were in the site with each other.

    Then I reached the maximum number of searches per day and it would let me in no more.

    Possibly a student household with a sense of humour?

  2. Posted by Owen Smith at 01:35pm on 07 May 2015

    Anyone in the UK claiming to have no foreign ancestry is clearly ignorant of history. Who are they claiming are the original residents of the UK anyway? It's not the Celts, because we suspect the Beaker People were already here when the Celts arrived. But we think we know where the Beaker People came from, which implies they weren't here to start with. Etc. Is he claiming to be the last living Neanderthal or Homo Habilis, or has he written in an exclusion limiting his heritage to Homo Sapiens? (who we're pretty sure all came from Africa, hence are immigrants).

  3. Posted by RogerBW at 01:36pm on 07 May 2015

    Judging by the rest of that bloke's policies, "last living Neanderthal" would be entirely too polite.

  4. Posted by Ashley R Pollard at 02:06pm on 07 May 2015

    You know a thought occurred that a new political movement could call itself the "Out of Africa" party. There are so many ways one could run with that. Sorry if my sense of humour is a tad off the wall.

  5. Posted by RogerBW at 02:08pm on 07 May 2015

    I believe "None of the Above" has already been tried and rejected by the Electoral Commission.

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