New rules for Lobbyists
Please sign this petition to the government minister with the power to change the rules
Dear Angela Smith, Cabinet Office minister,
Please help clean up politics by introducing a compulsory register of lobbyists. We need full transparency to help restore our trust in the system.
We need a statutory register, as recommended by the Public Administration Select Committee. This must include:
- names of lobbyists
- who they are working for
- any previous employment in the public sector
- which decisions they are trying to influence
Whether it's tobacco advertising, arms deals, GM food, or airport expansion, companies pay people to try to influence government. Currently we've no right to know what these lobbyists are up to.
Right now we have a great opportunity to change the rules for lobbyists. A powerful committee of MPs is calling on the government to introduce a compulsory, public register.
The government has promised a decision whether or not to act soon. Together we can send a powerful message to the minister, Angela Smith, that she must end secrecy in lobbying. Sign here to add your voice and make it a demand she can't ignore.