121 Labour PPCs have now signed the ethics pledge

May 20, 2009 1:48 pm

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121 Labour PCs have now committed to a pledge of ethics that binds them to integrity, transparency, accountability and honest financial economy throughout their campaigns and during the stays of any Parliament should they be elected.

Their statement of intent can be read below. Any PPC who wishes to sign the statement or who has pledges of their own should contact Jessica Asato on jessica@progressives.org.uk or on 07939594634.

The expenses scandal brings suspicion on all those who seek to represent their political parties. As a measure of our intention to try and restore an element of trust between voters and political representatives ahead of the June 4th elections, and an eventual general election, as Prospective Parliamentary Candidates we would like to put on record the following five pledges which will govern our conduct if we are elected to Parliament.

A great many of our current Members of Parliament already embody these principles in their day-to-day conduct and their example should be recognised. We would not like to return to a system where only those who are already independently wealthy can put themselves forward for election to Parliament, so necessary reforms to the system of MPs’ expenses and allowances should acknowledge the legitimate need for those representing constituencies outside Greater London to claim for appropriate accommodation and travel expenses. In the absence, however, of a decision on the final form of the new system, these pledges will act as our guide if we have the honour of being elected to the House of Commons.

- As a parliamentary candidate I will subscribe to high standards of integrity, transparency, accountability and financial economy;
- I seek elected office not for personal gain but to serve the public and our democracy, which I consider an honour and a privilege;

- I will publish my expenses online within a month of submitting them and publicise them annually in full to constituents;

- I will hold regular meetings with my community and will regularly report back to my constituency party;

- I will apply the principle of best value to all decisions I make which involve the use of public money to cover my duties, including for travel and accommodation.

Signed:

1. Stephen Twigg, Labour PPC for Liverpool West Derby
2. Rachel Reeves, Labour PPC for Leeds West
3. Kevin Bonavia, Labour PPC for Rochford and Southend East
4. Tom Flynn, Labour PPC for Southend West
5. Kevin McKeever, Labour PPC for Harborough
6. Stuart King, Labour PPC for Putney
7. Alex Hilton, Labour PPC for Chelsea and Fulham
8. Joe Goldberg, Labour PPC for Witney
9. David Rowntree, Labour PPC for Cities of London and Westminster
10. Lucy Powell, Labour PPC for Manchester Withington
11. Andrew Pakes, Labour PPC for Milton Keynes North
12. Matthew Rodda, Labour PPC for East Surrey
13. Cllr Allan Davies, Labour PPC for Basildon and Billericay
14. Julian Ware-Lane, Labour PPC for Castle Point
15. Sonia Klein, Labour PPC for Ilford North
16. Emma Reynolds, Labour PPC for Wolverhampton North East
17. Luke Pollard, Labour PPC for South West Devon
18. Charlotte Mackenzie, Labour PPC for Truro and Falmouth
19. Alan Strickland, Labour PPC for Berwick-upon-Tweed
20. Nick Smith, Labour PPC for Blaenau Gwent
21. Ruth Smeeth, Labour PPC for Burton
22. Jude Robinson, Labour PPC for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle
23. Bambos Charalambous, Labour PPC for Enfield Southgate
24. Tim Shand, Labour PPC for Guildford
25. James Alexander, Labour PPC for York Outer
26. Bhavna Joshi, Labour PPC for Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
27. Rachel Voller, Labour PPC for Romford
28. Rebecca Rennison, Labour PPC for South West Wiltshire
29. Lee Jameson, Labour PPC for St Austell and Newquay
30. Johanthan Slater, Labour PPC for Aldershot
31. Anneliese Dodds, Labour PPC for Reading East
32. Brian Tomlinson, Labour PPC for Twickenham
33. Richard Scorer, Labour PPC for Hazel Grove
34. Rushanara Ali, Labour PPC for Bethnal Green and Bow
35. Claire Hazelgrove, Labour PPC for Skipton and Ripon
36. Steve Morgan, Labour PPC for Orpington
37. David Williams, Labour PPC for Crewe and Nantwich
38. Kathryn White, Labour PPC for Aylesbury
39. Daniel Zeichner, Labour PPC for Cambridge
40. Eleanor Tunnicliffe, Labour PPC for Richmond Park
41. Tony Clements, Labour PPC for Epping Forest
42. Edward Brown, Labour PPC for Bedfordshire North East
43. Alison Moore, Labour PPC for Finchley and Golders Green
44. Chris Clark, Labour PPC for Ashford
45. Paul Smith, Labour PPC for Bristol West
46. Sally Gimson, Labour PPC for South Leicestershire
47. Swatantra Nandanwar, Labour PPC for Maldon
48. Craig Montgomery, Labour PPC for Epsom & Ewell
49. Jonathan Roberts, Labour PPC for Thirsk & Malton
50. Anas Sarwar, Labour PPC for Glasgow Central
51. Jack Scott, Labour PPC for Sheffield Hallaml
52. Ian Campbell, Labour PPC for Newark
53. Antoine Tinnion, Labour PPC for Hexham
54. Michael Castle, Labour PPC South Norfolk
55. Philipa Latimer, Labour PPC for St Ives
56. Jane Edbrooke, Labour PPC for East Hampshire
57. Alex Cunningham, Labour PPC for Stockton North
58. Jayne Innes, Labour PPC for Nuneaton
59. John Wiseman, Labour PPC for Westmorland and Lonsdale
60. John Cowan, Labour PPC for South East Cambridgeshire
61. Max Freedman, Labour PPC for Kingston and Surbiton# Jenny Rathbone, Labour PPC for Cardiff Central
62. Stephen Terry, Labour PPC for Hertford and Stortford
63. Julie Elliot, Labour PPC for Sunderland Central
64. Tariq Sadiq, Labour PPC for South Cambridgeshire
65. Simon Holland, Labour PPC for Chichester
66. Jane Thomas, Labour PPC for Keighley
67. Ian Ross, Labour PPC for Worthing West
68. Mike Hobday, Labour PPC for Welwyn Hatfield
69. Mike Robb, Labour PPC for Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey
70. Paul Foster, Labour PPC for Ribble Valley
71. Shabana Mahmood, Labour PPC for Birmingham Ladywood
72. Sam Townend, Labour PPC for Bristol North West
73. Rob Pocock, Labour PPC for Sutton Coldfield
74. James Royston, Labour PPC for Bexhill and Battle
75. Richard Stevens, Labour PPC for Oxford West and Abingdon
76. Bridget Phillipson, Labour PPC for Houghton and Sunderland South
77. Susan Hinchcliffe, Labour PPC for Shipley
78. Danny Marten, Labour PPC for Haltemprice & Howden
79. Howard Linsley, Labour PPC for Meon Valley
80. Toby Perkins, Labour PPC for Chesterfield
81. Peter Roberts, Labour PPC for North East Cambridgeshire
82. Darren Jones, Labour PPC for Torridge and West Devon
83. Damien Welfare, Labour PPC for Chipping Barnet
84. Emily Benn, Labour PPC for Worthing East and Shoreham
85. Simon Burgess, Labour and Co-op PPC for Brighton Kemptown
86. Robert Smith, Labour PPC for Havant
87. Hattie Ajderian, Labour PPC for Bath
88. Ed Williams, Labour PPC for Meriden
89. Michael Watson, Labour PPC for Broxbourne
90. Mark Dempsey, Labour PPC for the Cotswolds
91. Heidi Benzing, Labour PPC for Brentwood and Ongar
92. Margaret Curran, Labour PPC for Glasgow East
93. John Mackay, Labour PPC Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross
94. Martin Jevon, Labour PPC for Taunton Dean
95. Funda Pepperell, Labour PPC for Basingstoke
96. Gerry Ryan, Labour PPC for Croydon Central
97. Jayne Buckland, Labour PPC for Wellingborough# Gerry Ryan, Labour and Co-op PPC for Croydon Central
98. Jayne Buckland, Labour PPC for Wellingborough
99. Darren Barrenger, Labour PPC for Harwich and North Essex
100. Howard Dawber, Labour PPC for Bexleyheath and Crayford
101. Ian Boulton, Labour PPC for Filton and Bradley Stoke
102. Grahame Morris, Labour PPC for Easington
103. Donald John MacSween, Labour PPC for Eilean Siar
104. Kath McGuirk, Labour PPC for Hornchurch and Upminster
105. Yasmin Qureshi, Labour PPC for Bolton South East
106. Ian Saunders,Labour PPC for Beverley & Holderness
107. Sid Garg, Labour PPC for Uxbridge and South Ruislip
108. Sheila Gilmore, Labour PPC for Edinburgh East
109. Debbie Abrahams, Labour PPC for Colne Valley
110. Rick Everitt, Labour PPC for Old Bexley and Sidcup
111. Anita MacDonald, Labour PPC for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
112. Mike Le-Surf, Labour PPC for Rayleigh and Wickford
113. Patrick Davies, Labour PPC for Winchester
114. Greg McClymont, Labour PPC for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
115. Andrew Judge, Labour PPC for Wimbledon
116. Graham Giles, Labour PPC for Gosport
117. Katrina Murray, Labour PPC for Dundee East
118. Steph Booth, Labour PPC for Calder Valley
119. Richard Jackson, Labour PPC for Tatton
120. Chris Gudgin, Labour PPC for North West Cambridgeshire
121. Ash Rehal, Labour PPC for Faversham and Midkent

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