In our current two party political system, money seems to be a major determinant of what happens on election day. It is estimated that the liberal party spent over 1 million dollars during the 2015 North Sydney By-election. Outside Willoughby Girls High School there were so many Liberal party posters, there was no practical location for the other candidates to place their banners. The democratic rights of our community need to be respected. One way to do that is to vote Independent on the 2nd of July.