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Written statement by an Independent Candidate In a local Council

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Written statement by an Independent Candidate In a local Council Election
" All the other candidates standing in May's elections are members of political parties, heavily sponsored by companies and others to whom they are heavily obligated. As an Independent I pay my own expenses and therefore I am the only person free to represent all residents equally"
Is this statement libellous or defamatory to other candidates please?
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This does not appear to be libellous or defamatory.
Firstly the candidate is not singling out any particular candidate.
Secondly the candidate is making an honest statement of his own position.
Thirdly such comments are part and parcel of the rough and tumble of political commentary and do not appear to give rise to "serious harm".
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