This guarantee was suggested to me by VoteSafe.eu as a way to ensure integrity in politics. It is a very sensible initiative and I am happy to give it.
I, Nicholas Wilson, am standing for the position of MP in Hastings & Rye in the General Election 2017.
To eliminate dishonesty from the election process I encourage you to require recall backed guarantees from all candidates including myself.
My recall backed guarantees take one of two forms.
- A commitment to propose and support or oppose legislation. Where specified I will propose legislation in the order prioritised in the promise table in a timely manner.
- A personal commitment I have complete control over. I will stand down for a by-election before actively breaking these guarantees or when one becomes broken unless a random jury of my constituents agrees that there are fair mitigating circumstances, for example the bill contains wider reaching riders that constituents generally oppose. I may re-stand to gain democratic approval of the changed mandate.
I accept that, should I act contrary to this agreement without re-election, it is a breach of trust against those who were eligible to vote for me.
I may update this list and will provide this to the local council for them to share on their websites to provide a single source of reliable facts. I will not update the list less than one week before the election so that postal voter democratic rights are not compromised.
I reserve the right to state other aspirations in other media and am unable to take responsibility for promises presented on my behalf outside the votesafe.eu recall guarantee list made by myself. The purpose of the guarantee is isolate false promises, pledges and guarantees, implied or otherwise, from the election process.
A blank list means that there is nothing I can guarantee I will support or willing to transparently commit to proposing as a matter of priority.
I will fight corruption in parliament and speak out about known conflicts of interest which undermine the democratic process.
I will introduce a Bill for the outlawing of “revolving door” politics to make it illegal for MPs to move into roles with companies who have benefited from previous legislation they have sponsored or supported.
I will introduce a Bill for better protection for whistleblowers, to include a central independent register where whistleblowers can record their concerns before blowing the whistle, so that any future detriment as a result of reporting wrongdoing is a criminal offence.
I will oppose any legislation to repeal the fox hunting ban and propose and/or support legislation to prevent any company having a government contract which is based off-shore or does not pay full tax in Britain.