Attempting to make politics better

Attempting to make politics better

Attempting to make politics better

First published in News

SWINDON’S Green Party plans to adopt the Principles of Better Swindon to improve political standards across the town.

The Green Party expects that all the candidates presented for the council elections in May will meet the grassroots cross party group’s ethical standards.

Better Swindon was set up earlier this year to hold the local political system to account.

Talis Kimberley, one of the Green Party’s prospective candidates, said: “The standards demanded by Better Swindon are really just the sort of decent, straightforward behaviour I think we all expect of our elected representatives.

“It should concern the council that people feel that ideals like ‘open discussion and shared decision making’ or ‘acting with integrity and being accountable’ even need to be spelled out,”

To find out more about Better Swindon abetterswindon@outlook.com.

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10:51pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Old Town Comment says...

great to see. It is hard to see why ant party would stand against the principles unless they were concerned they would be measured by them. Let's all ask the people who knock on our doors one by one - will you stand up for these principles.
great to see. It is hard to see why ant party would stand against the principles unless they were concerned they would be measured by them. Let's all ask the people who knock on our doors one by one - will you stand up for these principles. Old Town Comment
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10:59pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Old Town Comment says...

I went on Facebook to cut and paste these, in case there would be confusion why these principles are anything but good comments. Go on other parties, surely you can sign up too.

1 .Being committed to raising standards in our town, supporting whats best for our town & challenging what isnt.
2. Encouraging more open discussion & shared decision making
3. Treating everyone as an important part of our towns future by promoting openness, fairness and transparency
4. Transforming the relationship between the council and the community to one of equality, trust and respect.
5. Expecting our elected representatives to act with integrity and to be accountable
6.Recognising examples of best practice and promoting positive initiative, to improve the quality of life for the people of this town.
I went on Facebook to cut and paste these, in case there would be confusion why these principles are anything but good comments. Go on other parties, surely you can sign up too. 1 .Being committed to raising standards in our town, supporting whats best for our town & challenging what isnt. 2. Encouraging more open discussion & shared decision making 3. Treating everyone as an important part of our towns future by promoting openness, fairness and transparency 4. Transforming the relationship between the council and the community to one of equality, trust and respect. 5. Expecting our elected representatives to act with integrity and to be accountable 6.Recognising examples of best practice and promoting positive initiative, to improve the quality of life for the people of this town. Old Town Comment
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