Adebayor's started so well for Man City
"What I want from my MP is..."
Every year MPs are sent a copy of the Green Book - it's a 36 page guide to what they can and can't claim for on expenses.
At the next election they're going to be sent another book - one written by 5 live listeners. It's a guidebook of what you want and expect from your elected representatives.
Earlier in the year this programme came from the Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem party conferences with 600 listeners taking up our offer to come and look their politicians in the eye and ask for some straight answers. We asked each person in the audiences to fill in a card completing the sentence, "what I want from my MP is..."
Now the next phase of the project; whittling down those 600 cards to come up with a shortlist for inclusion in the guidebook. We asked three 5 live listeners to do the job for us. They are: Vanessa Cox, who's a teacher from Cirencester; Ashir Shah, who is a student from London, and Charlotte Allen from Worthing.
In this short film they talk about what came out of their discussions.
Some of the suggestions you've come up with include:-
"Someone who isn't behind a desk 24/7, who goes out and sees the public regularly. Someone who does their job to the best of their ability."
"Inspirational leadership and interesting imaginative policies."
"The truth - an honest approach to governing the country and honest answers to questions asked concerning current affairs. Whether the answer gains favour with the public or not, it is the only way to regain public trust."
"A contract of employment for MPs where they can be held to account with NO grey areas and unlimited expenses."
"To never become too entrenched in the political system - and never be afraid of change."
"Dilligence, hard work, intelligence, interest in local issues, honesty, less spin and most importantly, 'a human being'."
"More emphasis on the young, and an increase in political awareness. Also for them to not be afraid of 'bad press' and let us see the REAL MP we're voting for."
"Express his opinions in a straight talking non pc manner and to work for the majority, not the minority."
"To remember where they came from and that their job is to represent their constituency, not blindly obey the whips - ie earn their salary honestly."
"Honesty. Telling the truth no matter how painful, like if a policy is reversed, admit that it didn't work, people respect the truth more than spin."
"Better use of new media technology to reach the public. Ie twitter, email newsletters, interactive websites - many of these services are free, so would cost the taxpayer less in expensive PR campaigns."
"...an MP who does not abuse the expenses system."
"To represent their constituents - not their own interests. To have real life experience - not young career politicians"
"Simply an 'honourable' member of parliament who not only has a passion for politics but a passion for working for the people."
"Clear-cut measures on how his/her party is going to improve the lives of the people, no more 'waffling' or references to history (eg Labour's track record) but present to us a vision."
Tell us how workable you think they are.