Research Donations Registers
Donations sent to candidates and MPs can be researched in full after an election and at other times on the Electoral Commission Donations Register.
Sponsored Guest Entry Passes
You can also research the register of interests of the people that your MP gives Parliament passes to.
Register of Members’ Financial Interests
Donations and gifts made to MPs can be researched on Parliaments Register of Members’ Financial Interests. This will likely also list any shares and income from second jobs they possess. If they are caught not listing them and people find out they can get in big trouble.
Researching Committee Interests
MPs often earn extra money by being appointed ministerial or committee roles. Committees in our opinion should not be comprised by anybody with potential conflicts of interests. You can research the committees publications involving your MP which includes declarations of interests relating to the committee.
Committees are often used by MPs not only because chairing one or being on a panel of chairs adds bonuses onto their salaries but also to rise up the party chain hierarchy if they do a “good job” for protecting the establishment status quo and in addition to that because it has been shown to raise their profile and marketability which helps with getting (paid) media appearances.
Researching Potential Conflicts Of Interests In All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs)
You can research the All-Party Parliamentary Groups Register of benefits involving your candidate.
Take a look at the expenses register.
Alternative All-in-One Tool
Sky News commisioned the creation of an open source tool that collates a lot of this information in one easy place to look at. Try it out!
Demand That Your MP Sends Back Any Gifts From Corporates and Lobbyists
We recommend that you should demand your MP send back any gifts from big business by return to sender and provide recorded proof of it.
If Research Indicates Candidate May Have Received Money From a Corporate-Linked Lobbyist
If the candidate appears to suggest they did not know that the donation came from a corporate-linked source then it is recommended that the branch expect the candidate to refund the donated money back to where it came from. The sole choice on whether to change or remove the candidate as a result lies solely with the branch. Unless there is no branch where the candidate exists.
Reporting A Candidate or MPs Violated Pledge
You can report if you suspect that a candidate or MP has violated The No Corruption Alliance pledge that they signed either to their local branches point of contacts or directly to ourselves.
To Help You In Your Quest Researching Your Candidates Loyalty To Their Pledge
Here is one video and two articles of a-then-new Labour MP Zara Sultana exposing different layers of billionaires and big business corrupting our politicians.
She talks in unheard of details about how large corporations operate welcomed with open arms and unashamedly within of the corridors inside Parliament, writing “I see it in Parliament every day. There are countless receptions organised by big business, where senior public affairs managers get the ears of MPs and try to persuade them that changing this law or that”. She goes on to explain… “And there’s even a corridor of dining rooms in the House of Commons, where big businesses host private dinners for MPs. Over a glass of fine wine and an expensive meal, they cajole and plot.”
“And then there are free trips abroad. Big businesses and the super-rich frequently pay for MPs to travel the globe, often with little pretext except to have a jolly.” She reveals that their “wealth is used to buy influence in this House; to get this place to serve their interests and not the interests of our constituents.”
So let us conclude with this video and a nod to the reason why we have included ‘No Lobbyist Socials’ in The No Corruption Alliance pledge!