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X factor; FORGET THE BIG THREE.. HERE ARE THE OTHERS AFTER YOUR VOTES.

Byline: By ROSA PRINCE, Political Correspondent

ALL it takes is pounds 150 and a vigorous point of view. As the three main parties turn their big guns on the voters on May 3, spare a thought for the political tiddlers who want their own slice of democracy.

More than 120 new political parties have registered with the Electoral Commission in order to put their often deeply eccentric policies to the voters. So here's our look at some of the parties you could vote for in next month's local elections...

Victory United Party

Better facilities for young people in London's High Barnet.

Abolish Forth Bridge Tolls Party

That's tolls, not trolls.

Hounslow Independence Alliance

Against rogue landlords.

Mum's Army

Organised by a women's magazine, anti-yobs and anti-hiphop. Antihiphop?

Scotland against Crooked Lawyers

Why limit it to Scotland?

Equal Parenting Alliance

Both parents should have equal access to children.

Brooklands RA

Policy not known - possibly linked to Leighton and District Division 3 football team. Or possibly not ...

North Somerset Community Action Party

Against council tax. Want emergency services funded by income tax.

Kent Campaign Against Increasing Council Taxes

Pensioners against council tax.

Pro-Capitalism

Capitalism should be unfettered. Less law means less crime. Hmmm...

Lewisham People's Alliance

Socialist party based in South-east London also running for mayor.

Popular Alliance

Pull out of EU, prepare for war with Islam', immigrants should "fit in". "Popular" with the far right, then?

Save Sloane Square

Celeb-led campaign to stop four-lane road through Sloane Square, Chelsea.

Orange Squash

Clever name, serious concerns... No to mobile phone mast near a school in Bexleyheath, Kent.

Telford And Wrekin People's Assoc

Fighting local car parking charges.

Medway Independent Party

For 'the silent majority'.

Collier Row and Mawneys Residents Association

Against anti-social behaviour and local issues. Why stop at Collier Row and Mawneys?

Space Navies Party

Possibly based on sci-fi concept of interplanetary forces modelled on oldfashioned navies - as in Star Trek's Starfleet. Beam them up, Scotty...

Clarendon Terrace Society

Save independent, small shops in Camberwell, South London.

Vision And Voice

Policy not known, but thought to be based in Camden, North London

Doncaster Against Demolition

Protest against knocking down local Victorian terraced houses.

PP PI LA

Huh?

MK Independent

Home rule for Milton Keynes?

Community Performance First

Local activists in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancs.

Epping Community Action Group

Founded by far-right former National Front member.

Khair (Best) Party

Nope, we don't know either

NHS First Party

Fighting privatisation of the NHS

English Awareness Party

Part of English independence movement

Roman Party Ave

Who knows?

Men's Representative Party

No prosecutions for visiting prostitutes, ban on all-women health clubs and discounts for women on car insurance. A blokes' party, then?

The Seagulls Party

Wants a football stadium in Sussex.

Tripis Party GB

No known policies, no known meaning,

UK Popular Democrats

Anti-bureaucracy. Demanding a "strong Britain". And why not?

EPP

Possibly centre-right European People's Party.

True English Poetry Party

A party of one. Believes Britain is "in a muddle about sex", presumably in rhyming couplets

Voter's Liberty and Freedom Voter's Party

Policy unknown, but it sounds very democratic. Dodgy apostrophes though.

The New Aristocracy Party

Policy also unknown, but it doesn't sound very democratic at all...

Staffordshire Independent Group

Local issues in Staffordshire

UK F.A.G.S

Pro-smoking campaign on behalf of Britain's 14 million smokers. Cough.

Momentum Party

One man political campaign against politicians - now that's post-modern!

Blah Party

Led by Captain Sensible and sponsored by a crisp company. Gary Lineker for PM, maybe?

East Lindsey Independent Group

Local issues

Had Enough Party

And haven't we all? Actually, it's a businessman opposing increases in water and business rates

Save Bedford Hospital

Founded by a dermatologist at Bedford Hospital, Dr Barry Monk

Stoneleigh and Auriol Residents Association

Something special for Stoneleigh and Auriol residents?

Anti-Crime Party

Wants red ribbons pinned to criminals. Tony Blair and George Bush to be put on trial.

East Herts Party

Promises to launch some policies soon, presumably to do with East Herts.

Red and Green Alliance Party

Not known, possibly ultra-left environmentalist. Or pro-traffic lights?

Speak Political

Anti-vivisection Oxford students who oppose-GM food "representing people and non-human animals".

The Independence Index

No idea

Dragon Party

Dedicated to fictional town of Harchester. So now you know.

66. Mums4Justice

Party for single mothers fed up with more famous Fathers4Justice.

New Nationalist Party

Anti-European, anti-immigrant party. But wants free dental care for all, which is nice...

Enterprise Party

Possibly linked to Scottish Enterprise Party

Get Snouts Out The Trough Party

Can't imagine what its policies are.

Middle England Party

Not known, but something to with hobbits?

Socialist Studies Party (1904)

Breakaway socialist party, anti-war in Iraq.

Car Party

Pro-nuclear, pro-car, campaigns for a better deal for car drivers. Provided they drive nuclear-powered cars?

Solidarity - Scotland's Socialist Movement

Anti-war, anti-nuclear, anti-discrimination.

Animals Count

End animal exploitation.

KPP Kearsley People's Party

Not Known, but probably good news for the people of Kearsley

British Right Alliance

Anti-European Union

Fresh

Fresh out of ideas?

People's Voice

Welsh issues, campaigning on local matters

Socialist Alliance

Grouping of far-left organisations in Coventry.

Grey Party

Pensioners' rights.

Scottish Voice

Founded by businessman for voters disillusioned with Hollyrood, pro-UK.

Women4theworld

Founded by a magazine to fight global warming

Party Party

Geddit?? Emphasis on fun and parties. Work should be one week on, one week off.

Street Party

See above, but wants residents to hold street parties.

Socialist Equality Party

Far-left party, accuses Labour of supporting super-rich, opposes Iraq war.

People's Government

Not known - although the People's Government flourished in China under Mao.

Action to Save St John's Hospital

Campaign to stop closure of Essex hospital

Anti-Trident Party

Scottish peace campaign opposed to Trident nuclear missile.

Dover Alliance

Local issues in Dover

For Darwen

Local issues in Darwen, Lancs

Herne Bay First Independent Party

Local issues in Herne Bay, Kent

Llantwit First Independent Party

Local issues in Llantwit, Vale of

Glam

Safer Henley Independent Party

Backed by celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson in all-out war with rivals the Henley Residents Group. Could get messy ...

Scottish Enterprise Party

Pro-business, pro-Scottish independence, right-of centre.

Suffolk Together

Local issues in Suffolk

Unity For Peace and Socialism

Midlands Communist groups allied to the official Communist Party UK

Borders Party

For people living in the Scottish Borders rather than the bookshop.

Craven Ratepayers' Action Group

No, not a party of abjectly apologetic ratepayers, but an anti-council tax group based in North Yorks

Mercian Party

Socialist party which campaigns for independence for Mercia (an area in the middle of England).

North Yorkshire Coast Party

Local issues North Yorkshire

Tendring First

Breakaway Conservatives campaigning on local issues

Southampton First

Local issues in Southampton

Southampton Save Our Services

Better conditions for public sector workers in a large Hampshire town.

And if you REALLY want to waste your vote, you could always go for the Tories...

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