I would be honest and transparent
SIR – I am just as shocked as all local residents about the scandalous, if not corrupt, behaviour of a number of MPs of all parties as exposed in recent weeks. It can hardly be surprising if some people will think that all politicians are looking out for
SIR - I am just as shocked as all local residents about the scandalous, if not corrupt, behaviour of a number of MPs of all parties as exposed in recent weeks.
It can hardly be surprising if some people will think that all politicians are looking out for themselves, given this is clearly true for a number of MPs.
I still believe that the great majority of politicians, both locally and nationally, are motivated by a commitment to public service.
But how are voters to tell the difference between ethical and selfish politicians?
To help local residents make their decision, I make these pledges to everyone in Welwyn Hatfield, if elected as Labour MP for Welwyn Hatfield:
1. I will make my only home in Welwyn Hatfield, and will not establish or claim for any second home at any time during the five year life of the Parliament.
- 1 Remembering WGC stalwart Robert Robinson
- 2 7 great places to get a bottomless brunch in Hertfordshire
- 3 VOTE: Which is your favourite chip shop in all of Hertfordshire?
- 4 Rent this Welwyn townhouse with River Mimram views for £2,400pcm
- 5 Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo’s Wicked movies to be filmed at new Sky Studios Elstree in Hertfordshire
- 6 Woman left with injuries after dog attack in Woolmer Green
- 7 Jobs created as new entertainment centre opens in Hatfield
- 8 Grade II Hatfield hotel refurbishment continues
- 9 RSPCA rescue cats in Potters Bar waiting to find their forever homes
- 10 Delight as Welwyn Garden City’s Rowan Tree crowned Nursery of the Year
2. I will not accept any other paid employment or company directorship while serving as an MP.
3. I will publish receipts for every penny that I claim in expenses in serving local constituents.
4. Just as I did when supporting the local hospital campaign, I will always put the concerns of local residents at the absolute top of my priority list.
5. I will tell people my real views even when I know they will disagree with me.
6. I will never promise what I know I cannot deliver.
As the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, I would intend to be honest and transparent at all times.
Welwyn Hatfield Labour Parliamentary candidate.