David Alton launches new `ethical party'

A NEW "ethical" political party is being set up by Lord Alton, the Roman Catholic crossbench peer, writes Rachel Sylvester The Independent Alliance includes representatives of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, and is planning to stand candidates for London mayor and assembly.

It will tackle the mainstream political parties head on, campaigning on issues such as sleaze, the environment and racism. The Alliance, which has already won support from churches, synagogues and mosques across London, is also likely to stand representatives in future local and national elections