13 April 2015
We, the undersigned pledge, in our 2015 parliamentary election campaigns:
To show by our actions that politics need not be a dirty game, but can be a clean and positive activity, engaged in with integrity and for the good of all.
To help the electorate make an informed choice by clarifying the positions of candidates and parties who are standing.
To refrain from personal attacks.
Never to mislead the public about who is doing well and about who is likely to win in these elections.
To make only honest and reasonable promises.
To tell the truth about the achievements of our own party.
To fight a clean, positive and honest campaign around the issues that concern the people in our constituencies.
To be honest about public spending.
To take money only from organisations and individuals whose motives in giving us money we have no reason to suspect.
To return donations which do not meet our ethical standards.
To uphold the law in the conduct of our campaigns.
We hope by this pledge to serve as a positive example for our constituencies and for other election campaigns in the future.
WE ENCOURAGE VOTERS:
To expect from us decent and honest behaviour, as candidates and as their elected representatives.
To ask Parties operating in this by-election whether they have signed up to the Pledge or not, and, if not, to encourage them to do so.
To help us enforce this Pledge, by reporting truthfully to us and to the media any apparent breaches of it.
To uphold the law in the conduct of campaigns by reporting electoral fraud to the councils’ electoral fraud teams.
And to call 999 immediately if they are worried about what they observe and think an electoral crime might be being committed.
And, finally, if elected, we pledge: