Derek Sargent - My Pledges
When elected to Parliament, I pledge to you that I will:-
1. UPHOLD THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN PUBLIC LIFE
I will uphold the highest standards in public life to restore people’s faith in Parliament and in their representatives. I will not converse with or correspond with or accept hospitality from any lobbyist or any lobby company or organisation.
2. NOT ENTER INTO EMPLOYMENT
I will devote all my working time to being a Member of Parliament. I will not enter into any other employment or business activity. I will endeavour to be amongst the top 10% of MPs for voting, attending and speaking in debates.
3. LIVE IN THE CONSTITUENCY
I will continue to live in the constituency of Torridge and West Devon as I do now.
4. ABIDE BY THE RULES ON EXPENSES AND ALLOWANCES
I will scrupulously adhere to the rules for claiming allowances and expenses. I will publish my expenses monthly on line and make paper copies available to any constituent on request.
5. PUT TORRIDGE AND WEST DEVON FIRST - NOT BE IN IT FOR MYSELF
I will endeavour to represent all voters in the Torridge and West Devon Constituency whatever their political persuasion. I will consult with constituents over any contentious issue and vote accordingly taking their wishes into account.