Codes of conduct ahead of elections

Dear Sir, — We are now in the pre-election period known as purdah where there are strict codes of conduct for those of us in public office. 
The first question we must ask ourselves is “could a reasonable person conclude that you were spending public money to influence the outcome of the election?” 
In other words it must pass the “is it reasonable” test. When making a decision we should consider our actions very carefully.

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