In his declaration, John lays out his positions of responsibility in local organisations, including Governor of Weston College and President of Weston’s YMCA, as well as laying out other interests which were already published in the ‘Register of Member’s Interests’ from when he was Weston’s MP.
John said: “When people vote in this election, they need to know exactly who and what they’re voting for. The declaration process makes the whole system much more transparent and I’m delighted that every Conservative candidate will be submitting these forms, even though it’s not legally required.”
Talking about his declaration, John said: “Most of the details in my declaration have been public for years, so it doesn’t contain any surprises although some people may be surprised by the number of local organisations I’m involved in.”
John’s declaration is as follows:
A. Other Paid Jobs (apart from being an MP)
None. I do not intend to take any additional employment beyond my work as an MP, if re-elected.
B. The holding of positions of responsibility in some types of organisations
President, Weston-super-Mare YMCA. Contact: 2 Bristol Road Lower, W-s-M, BS23 2PM
President, The Abbeyfield Weston-super-Mare Society. Contact: 45 Oxford St., W-s-M, BS23 1TN
Governor, Weston College. Contact: Knightstone Road, W-s-M, BS23 2AL
Trustee, North Somerset Citizens Advice Bureau. Contact: The Badger Centre, 3-6 Wadham St., W-s-M, BS23 1JY
President, Western Area Conservative Club Council. Contact: 138 Perinville Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3P
President, Weston-super-Mare Conservative Club. Contact: 24-26 Alexandra Parade, W-s-M, BS23 1QX
President, Weston-super-Mare and District Constitutional Club. Contact: 2 Longton Grove Road, W-s-M, BS23 1LT
South West Patron, Mankind Initiative. Contact: Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1BT
Co-Chair, APPG for Further Education & Lifelong Learning. Contact: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Chair, Honey Bees APPG. Contact: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Secretary, Associate Parliamentary Skills Group. Contact: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Vice President, Winscombe Rugby Club. Contact: The Recreation Ground, Winscombe, BS25 1AP
If re-elected I intend to continue all these activities
C. Relevant financial interests, reported against the following sub-categories:-
None. I do not intend to take on any directorships if re-elected.
None. I do not intend to take on any clients if re-elected.
(iii) Land and Property
House in Somerset.
Part share of house in France.
I do not intend to acquire any further property or land if re-elected
Logotron Ltd; Educational Software Company, of which I am an unremunerated non-executive director. I intend to continue to hold these shares if re-elected. I do not intend to take any additional shareholdings if re-elected.
D. Tax Matters
I support the next Conservative Government’s requirement that anyone who sits in either House will be required by law to be a full UK taxpayer.
I confirm that, for the tax year 2008/09, I have not claimed to be, or been treated as not resident, not ordinarily resident or non-domiciled in the UK for tax purposes.
E. Any other interests
I am an unremunerated non-executive director of Logotorn Ltd; an educational software company. I intend to continue this role if re-elected.