Sunday, 2 May 2010

Responsiveness of Candidates.

As Prospective Parliamentary candidates we receive 100's of emails and I try to respond to them all and I get some positive feedback. Many comment on the fact that other candidates have failed to respond. If candidates can't respond what hope is there for the public when some of those candidates are elected? I don't think the lessons of the expenses scandals have been learnt, prospective candidates still take the electorate for granted and are unresponsive to their demands.

For a good example take www.Theyworkforyou.com's survey of all candidates, and this is the response from Wrecsam candidates 3 days before polling day:

Candidates in Wrexham

* British National Party Mel Roberts - survey not emailed, not posted, not filled in
* UK Independence Party - UKIP John Humberstone - survey has been emailed, not posted, not filled in
* Conservative Party Gareth Hughes - survey has been emailed, has been posted, not filled in
* Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales Arfon Jones - survey has been emailed, has been posted, has been filled in
* Labour Party Ian Lucas - survey not emailed, has been posted, not filled in
* Liberal Democrats Tom Rippeth - survey has been emailed, has been posted, not filled in.

Ask yourself who is the candidate most responsive to constituents?

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