The 2019 election has seen an unprecedented number of high profile independents standing for seats.
This has mostly been due to disagreements with their own party.
One of most well-known rebels against Boris Johnson was Dominic Grieve (pictured below) who had been the Conservative MP for Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire since 1997.
He lost a motion of confidence with his party in 2019 and so is standing as an independent with the backing of former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine.
Mr Grieve has also received support from actor Hugh Grant (pictured top), who appeared on Facebook to back Mr Grieve.
Other independents standing include Gavin Shuker (Luton South), who became disillusioned with Labour in the spring, and David Gauke (South West Herts), a former Conservative who also rebelled against Boris Johnson's Brexit policy.