The independent candidate does, in fact, become possible for the first time.
Third party and independent candidates made up just 0.7% of the vote.
The county has at times given higher than average support for third party or independent candidates.
However, he won the election in 1991 as an independent candidate.
He won the two way race easily over an Independent candidate.
More independent candidates were running well than at any time in recent memory.
This allowed independent green candidates to take a place on the list.
He left the party and ran as an independent candidate in the 1997 federal election.
He ran as an independent candidate for governor in 1914 and lost.
He also won this seat as an independent candidate in 1995.