“Multimillionaire Tory candidate has claimed that he is too rich to be corrupted, while poorer MPs are distracted by trying to fiddle their expenses,”says The Telegraph.
Zac Goldsmith said he will take a salary if he is elected to Parliament, but will not claim the discredited second home allowance.
The 34 year-old former editor of The Ecologist magazine is believed to have inherited £300million from his late father, financier Sir James Goldsmith.
He also stated that he would use his passion for the environment to push through on action on green issues.
Mr Goldsmith told The Mail on Sunday Live magazine.
“Politics mustn’t become a place where you have to be wealthy to be independent. The flip side, for me at least, is that I was born into a position of privelege and am therefore not corruptible.”
He also claimed he would be a more effectibe politician that the less well-off who waste time trying to make the most of the expenses system.
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