By Ross Hawkins
Political correspondent, BBC News
Last year the former Conservative grandee Sir Paul Judge set up his own party promising to change British politics.
Sir Paul Judge says his policies are "sensible" and from the people
The Jury Team had no policies and a firm opposition to big donors.
Sir Paul has so far spent more than £300,000 of his own money on the project.
He has assembled a 30-strong list of policies, including limiting benefits to 80% of the minimum wage after tax and to sentencing violent criminals to "army-style" punishment.
They would be put to the public in referendums, but any Jury Team member elected to the House of Commons would be expected to support them there.
Sir Paul said: "Our manifesto has come from asking people the policies they would like. They have to be sensible policies.
"They have to be not policies that cost a huge amount of money or that make the deficit worse or anything like that, but things which would make a real change to people's lives that they want that traditional parties won't provide."
St George's Day
Sir Paul launched his party saying he wanted to get independent candidates into Parliament, but has since developed a set of political allegiances. The Jury Team has promised not to stand against English Democrat or Christian Party candidates.
They will all campaign under the banner of the Alliance for Democracy.
The English Democrats have already seen one of their members elected mayor of Doncaster. Unsurprisingly they are most enthusiastic about the Jury Team's promise of an English Parliament.
But they have a manifesto of their own which says, while ethnic groups should be free to promote their own cultural identity: "The public culture of England should be that of indigenous English."
English Democrat chairman Robin Tilbrook explained what that meant: "If money is being given for St Patrick's day then more money has to be given for the indigenous celebration which would be St George's day."
The Christian Party has not signed up to all the policies, but has agreed not to stand against others in the alliance.
Its leader, the Reverend George Hargreaves, wants a smaller state, flatter taxes, and opposes abortion. He said it made sense for smaller parties to avoid competing with each other.
Since the MPs' expenses row there has been much talk of a resurgence of new political forces taking votes from their larger rivals.
But some have questioned whether the Jury Team was really an open-door organisation promoting referendums or, as Evening Standard columnist Anne McElvoy put it on BBC Radio 4's The World at One, "a group of people who are malcontents with the Conservative Party setting up shop next door".
Sir Paul would deny that. He has been busy recruiting candidates.
He puts their details on his website and then invites e-mails of complaint if people think those selected are not up to standard.
Sir Paul thinks the Jury Team he is choosing now - and its allies - can change the political landscape.
The voters will decide whether his alliance represents a home for a new politics, or just a small tent for unhappy Conservatives.