Independent to give away free copies
The UK's only national newspaper without an allegiance to a political party is set to launch its own general election campaign.
The Independent is to distribute millions of free copies of a special 54-page edition every weekday from tomorrow (April 28th) until the election takes place.
Distribution will be targeted at constituencies that are considered key marginals, where votes really count, with the aim of providing residents with the newspaper's unbiased view.
It will also take in large urban areas, colleges, universities and workplaces with street teams, door drops and retail partnerships being used.
Editor-in-chief Simon Kelner explained that the newspaper has always striven to provide a balance for its readership.
"We believe very strongly that the democratic health of a country depends on political engagement from the electorate, who increasingly seek the truth behind the spin, and facts rather than propaganda," he said.
Mr Kelner added that he hopes the campaign will help create diversity of opinion by giving readers an "unrivalled range of views", allowing them "to make an informed choice" on May 6th.
The Conservatives' David Cameron and Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg are hoping to become the next prime minister, but Labour's Gordon Brown plans to put a stop to those plans by winning the vote.
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