The general election campaign is nearly at its climax and most political coverage is now focusing on who will form the next government.
However, across London and the South East there are many candidates standing with no hope of joining the government, becoming an MP, or even getting enough votes to retain their deposit.
These are the candidates from Fringe political parties or standing as independents.
In the first in a series of interviews, Londonmultimedianews has talked to a number of these candidates, to find out who they are, and what they hope to achieve with their candidacy.
The first interview in this series is with Lord Toby Jug of the Eccentric Party of Great Britain.
Lord Jug is standing in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
The Eccentric Party of Great Britain party formed in 2014 as a break away party from the Official Monster Raving Looney party.
The leader of the Monster Raving Looney party, Howling Laud Hope, is also standing for election in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
Laud Hope will be featured later in this series.
Conservative candidate and outgoing London Mayor Boris Johnson is widely expected to win the seat.
Candidates standing in the constituency are:
Michael Francis Cox Liberal Democrats Michael Doherty Independent Jack Duffin UK Independence Party (UKIP) Gary Harbord Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Howling Laud Hope Official Monster Raving Loony Party James JacksonIndependent Boris Johnson Conservative Party Lord Toby Jug The Eccentric Party of Great Britain Jane Lawrence The Realists’ Party Graham Lee Green Party Sabrina Moosun Communities United Party Chris Summers Labour Party Jenny Thompson Independent