Sussex University, The Badger newspaper
On the 31st October, the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates were invited to a Hustings, at Fulton A building, organised by Will Lawn from the Sussex Student's Drugs Policy society (SSDP).
Invited were Katy Bourne (Conservative), Godfrey Daniel (Labour), Ian Chisnall (Independent) and Matt Taylor (SOS Party).
Each were allowed to give a 2 minute speech, before a question and answer session commenced. After complaints from Katy Bourne and Godfrey Daniel, that Matt Taylor wasn't an official candidate, it was agreed that Matt Taylor would be allowed to give a 2 minutes speech and then fore-go a seat on the panel and join the audience for the question and answer session.
Footage of Matt Taylor's speech has been uploaded to youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6boRezmod4&feature=share&list=UL_6boRezmod4
On the 5th page of the 5th of November edition of The Badger, Cat Gough, News Editor, reports the PCC hustings, omitting any mention of Matt Taylor's presence and contribution.
In an email sent to The Badger editor, Matt Taylor complaints, 'You have lied to your readers and its disgraceful and incomprehensible.'
'You have literally white-washed my contribution out of existence. Who gives you the right to mis-report living facts? Who authorised this and what do you have to say for yourselves? This is a shocking abuse of journalism.'
Matt Taylor declared himself as an unofficial Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner candidate, following his refusal to hand over the required £5000 deposit.
He says 'I'm introducing a new concept into politics called Guerrilla Democracy. Its democracy made easy, where all you need to do is spoil your ballot paper by writing SOS on it.'
Matt Taylor used his two minutes speech to bring attention to spolice corruption and the murder cover-up of Katrina Taylor in 1996.
For more information about his campaign check out www.sosparty.co.uk.