There are few, if any, more honest politicians than Nikki Sinclaire, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands. Whereas many MEPS get to Brussels opposing the EU, or its ever increasing interference in our lives, only to be seduced by the lifestyle, I would bet my house on Nikki never, ever 'going native'.
In these days of MPs and MEPs constantly appearing in the media for being on the fiddle, it is nice to highlight an elected representative who is open and transparent. But don't just take my word for it.
Here is where Nikki details her MEP allowances on her website.
Here is where she details her staff and their roles. No family members you will note.
Nikki said she would be open and transparent during her campaign earlier this year, now elected she has kept to her word. How refreshing.
Needless to say, if I were still a member Nikki would get my vote in the leadership election.