Despite the refusal of the candidates of the other main Parties to do so, the Green Party European Parliament candidates here in the East of England have signed a ‘Clean Campaign Pledge’. That means no lies, no dodgy graphs, no fraudulent behaviour (obviously). Just plain speaking, and plain dealing. We campaign as we mean to go on: cleanly. Letting voters know the facts; urging a real alternative to the old parties and to the old politics, but one that is not mired in falsehood or fraud.
We have pledged that we will show by our actions and our words that politics need not be a dirty game, but can be a clean and positive activity, engaged in genuinely for the good of all.
We will tell the truth about what we stand for and have achieved, and
about what others stand for and have achieved.
We will state only facts concerning other candidates.
We will not mislead the public about who is or is not doing well and about who is likely to win in these elections.
We will make only honest and reasonable promises.
We will fight a clean, positive and honest campaign around issues that
concern the people of Eastern England.
We urge voters to hold us to this pledge – and to ask other parties' candidates why they weren't willing to sign it.
Green Party MEP lead candidate for Eastern England.
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