7th January 2016
South West Conservative MEPs Ashley Fox and Julie Girling have congratulated Molly Scott-Cato of the Green Party for adopting a new approach to openness and transparency.
Both Mrs Girling and Mr Fox, who have been publishing their expenses and lobbying information online for the last 6 years, were delighted to hear the Greens are following their lead and adopting a similar position of transparency for constituents.
Commenting, Mr Fox and Mrs Girling said;
“The importance of transparency and openness in politics is essential and I am delighted the Green Party have finally adopted this position.
We have been publishing details of expenses online since 2009 and of lobby meetings since 2010 in a bid to increase transparency and for public scrutiny. We are delighted to see Molly has finally now taken a step towards greater transparency.”