Search

Cameron bid to rebuild trust in politics after MPs’ expenses row

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:35 05 October 2010

Cameron... at the University of East London

Cameron... at the University of East London

DAVID Cameron launched his campaign to rebuild trust in politics’ when he visited the University of East London’s Docklands campus, on the day three MPs at Westminster lost their party whip

DAVID Cameron launched his campaign to rebuild trust in politics’ when he visited the University of East London’s Docklands campus, on the day three MPs at Westminster lost their party whip.

The Conservative Party leader spoke to university staff, students and media yesterday on his vision for the future.

He touched on the thorny subject of MPs’ expenses and the withdrawal of the Labour whip from three MPs by Gordon Brown when he met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Patrick McGhee.

But his main theme was his “new form or politics” taking the power to the people.

Mr Cameron, speaking to an audience of students, staff and guests, spoke of his preference for a “quiet effectiveness in the style of government” that he wanted and the plans to take power “from the elite to give to the man on the street.”

He added: “One of the great things about this job is that you get to meet the people who lead our institutions, people like the Vice-Chancellor who have a great passion for what they do.”

The university he said was in an incredible position’ with the work it was doing to help redevelop the important area of East London.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser