The Conservative hoping to be Burton and Uttoxeter’s next MP has published a clean expenses and fair campaign pledge. The contract for honesty and transparency was made by Andrew Griffiths and follows the scandal over MPs expenses.
If elected Andrew has pledged:
• to make his main home in the Burton constituency
• only claim for rent
• not to claim for food, furniture or household goods
• to only claim for second class travel
• not to employ any family members
• publish all his expense claims on his website for residents to inspect
• make his accounts available to local newspapers to scrutinise
“The expenses scandal has badly damaged the reputation of parliament and I want to make it clear to voters in Burton and Uttoxeter that I will not play the system or bend the rules.
I want to live by the highest standards that we should be able to expect from our elected representatives.”
Andrew also made an additional commitment to run a positive campaign avoiding personal attacks and negative campaigning.
“The public are turned off by candidates making insults and smears and we won’t restore trust in politics or politicians by restoring to negative campaigning, smears and dishonesty.
Running a positive campaign on how make Burton and Uttoxeter better places to live and work is essential if we are to regain the confidence of the public.”