(Lazing on a sunny afternoon…)
Saturday, 24 April 2010
(Lazing on a sunny afternoon…)
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Saturday, 17 April 2010
It was a good day overall. The sun was shining, team morale is high and the response on the doorstep was positive. And to top it all I met some interesting people on my rounds today – one of whom called me “beautiful” which is always nice!
We have a day off from canvassing tomorrow. Instead I shall enjoy my girls last home match of the season before dealing with emails and letters. Tonight however I intend to put my aching feet up and watch the return of Britain’s Got Talent!
Friday, 16 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Then we had a really good reception in Wouldham during this morning’s canvass. Lots of people out in their front gardens making the most of the spring sunshine. We did pause for a while and take in the view of the river, trying to spot the rumoured seal or otter – I am sure it is long gone by now but it was nice to have an excuse to stand quietly and gaze up and down the river for a few minutes!
Saturday, 10 April 2010
I also made a house call and met an extremely savvy young lady who I was very impressed with and who David Cameron is talking about precisely when he talks about the “great ignored”. I was only sorry I had to leave sooner than I would have liked to join the afternoon canvass team but in the short time I was there, I felt I had an insight into what young single women who want to work hard face and how they are beginning to get angry about not being heard – it was certainly a message I took note of.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
The Pledge covers 17 areas of professional and political conduct including key campaign commitments such as:
• To fight a clean, positive and honest campaign around the issues that concern local people
• To refrain from personal attacks
• To be honest about public spending, and not to scaremonger in ways that frighten the most vulnerable members of society
• To sign up to the transparency pledge on MPs’ expenses
Chatham & Aylesford Conservative Candidate, Tracey Crouch, said
“Voters are fed up with politicians treating them with little or no
respect. The only way to earn voters’ confidence is for politicians to
make, and keep, a promise to behave decently and honourably. So today I’m
making a personal and public commitment to run a clean campaign, free from dirty
tactics and personal attacks. People deserve politicians who will spend
their time getting the country back on its feet rather than scuttling around in
The CLEAN CAMPAIN PLEDGE is below:
CLEAN CAMPAIGN PLEDGE
I, Tracey Crouch, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Chatham and Aylesford, pledge in the General Election campaign:
To show by my actions that politics need not be a dirty game, but can be a clean and positive activity, engaged in genuinely for the good of all.
To tell the truth about what I stand for and have achieved, and about what others stand for and have achieved.
To refrain from personal attacks.
To make only honest and reasonable promises.
To fight a clean, positive and honest campaign around the issues that concern local people.
To be honest about public spending, and not to scaremonger in ways that may frighten the most vulnerable members of our society.
To take money only from organisations and individuals whose motives in giving money I do not have reason to suspect.
To sign up to the transparency pledge on MPs’ expenses below.
I encourage voters:
To expect from me decent and honest behaviour, as a candidate
To ask other Parties operating in this election to sign up to a similar honest campaign pledge.
To help me enforce this Pledge, by reporting truthfully to me and to the media any apparent breaches.
Finally, if elected, I pledge:
To publish online details of all of personal expenses incurred as a Member of Parliament.
To publish online details of all office expenses incurred as a Member of Parliament.
To publish online details of all donations in line with Electoral Commission rules.
To appoint a local firm of auditors to approve expenses accounts at the end of every financial year.
To open up the unedited expenses claims to local newspapers at the end of every financial year.
Never to claim for food, furniture or household goods.
To meet all tax liabilities – such as stamp duty – without claiming them from the taxpayer.
Conservative Candidate for Chatham and Aylesford