Thursday, 18 February 2010

Yvonne signs up to six point promise

Yvonne Fovargue Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Makerfield has signed up to a six point promise that she will put the public's interest first. Speaking last year Gordon Brown said, "The first thing we've got to do is to clean up politics once and for all. We've got to make sure that people see that their members of Parliament and those who seek to represent them are acting in the public interest and not in their self interest."

"We've got to make sure that people see that their politicians are in it not for what they can get, but for what they can give. That's why we promise that we will uphold the highest standards of integrity, we promise that there will be transparency in everything we do, we promise that we will report to our constituents and do so as regularly as possible. Report not only to our own party but to all sections of the community in our constituencies so they can raise their concerns with us and we can be true and honoured servants of the people of this country.

The pledge signed by Yvonne today is as follows:

The Labour Party is a great movement for change, made up of people determined to serve the public interest and not their own.

As a Labour candidate:

I seek elected office for the honour of serving the public and our democracy;
I will subscribe to high standards of integrity, transparency, accountability and prudence with public money;
I will publish online my full salary and parliamentary allowances;
I believe it a duty to hold regular meetings, engagement events and surgeries with my  community and constituents and will do so;
I will communicate regularly with my electorate and will be available through email, telephone and other means to my constituents;
I will regularly report back to my constituency party as well as to my constituents.

Yvonne Fovargue said, "It is important that constituents know what they are getting from their candidates at the next general election. I am delighted to make these promises to the people of Makerfield."