Before the 2010 General Election, Conservative candidate Ben Gummer pledged a contract with Ipswich residents. Might be worth holding him to account
Bens Contract with Ipswich Voters.
Many people have lost their faith in politicians. Voters are fed up with the lies and the failure to deliver real change. I want to be different.
That is why I have drawn up a simple contract with the voters of Ipswich. Please keep this contract and, whether you vote for me or not, hold me to it if I am elected as your Member of Parliament.
1. I will always put Ipswich first – before myself or my party.
2. I will be positive. Politics should not be about attacking people but trying to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
3. I will be straight with you. People want the truth, not easy slogans and empty promises. I will not win everything I fight for, but I will try my very hardest on your behalf.
4. I will publish each and every expense I claim. You will be the judge of my honesty.
5. I will be available. People must have full access to their MP, so I will continue to publish my phone number, my email and my address. I will be available whatever the hour.
Nobody in Ipswich knows where Mr Gummer lives and the ballot paper confirms he doesn’t even live in Ipswich.