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My Code of Conduct

Being an independent, I am committed to running this campaign with integrity and transparency. Therefore I’m signing up to the Bell Principles, a code of conduct for all elected representatives demanding the highest standard of behaviour and engagement.

I promise to

  • abide wholeheartedly by the spirit and letter of the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by Lord Nolan in 1995:
    • selflessness,
    • integrity,
    • objectivity,
    • accountability,
    • openness,
    • honesty and
    • leadership
  • be guided by considered evidence, our real world experience and expertise, our constituencies and our consciences
  • be free from the control of any political party, pressure group or whip
  • be non-discriminatory, ethical and committed to pluralism
  • make decisions transparently and openly at every stage and level of the political process, enabling people to see how decisions are made and the evidence on which they are based
  • listen, consulting our communities constantly and innovatively
  • treat political opponents with courtesy and respect, challenging them when we believe they are wrong, and agreeing with them when we believe they are right
  • resist abuses of power and patronage and promote democracy at every level
  • claim expenses, salaries and compensation openly so the public can judge the value for money of our activities.

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