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Opening Up Lobbying in Parliament (Public Meeting)

Audience in parliamentary meetingwith Jon Trickett MP

David Cameron's resolve to prevent the "next big scandal" seems to be on very shaky grounds. Despite reassurances from Cabinet Office that they are committed to reforming the £2 billion lobbying sector, with less than two years before the general election they have failed to publish their plans to do so.

Failing to include legislation to set up a lobbying register in the Queens Speech will make it hard for the coalition to keep the promise they made when they came to power. But they still have time to prove their resolve if they start taking action soon.

We are taking the debate to parliament and hosting a public meeting with Jon Trickett, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office. We are long overdue a frank conversation about how we can open up lobbying.

Joining Jon on the panel to talk about how we can move forward and reform lobbying are:

  • Tamasin Cave, Spinwatch and member of Alliance for Lobbying Transparency
  • Peter Facey, Director of Unlock Democracy

Jon Trickett will be outlining the Labour party's policy on the issue and the need for reform. We want you to be a part of keeping this critical debate on the agenda. Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion and an opportunity to learn more about lobbying.

Unlock Democracy plan to publish a draft Lobbying Bill to pressure the Government to legislate following the meeting.

The next time another lobbying scandal kicks off, it will be on David Cameron and Nick Cleggs heads. Its time to show them we are ready to make sure it isnt a scandal that can be buried.

Note: Capacity is limited and we expect it to be standing room only. Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

Time:
Host: Emily Randall
Location:
Committee Rm 10 (London, UK)
House of Commons
London, UK SW1A 0AA
Directions: Please allow at least 25 minutes for security. Nearest Tube is Westminster.

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