The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has written to all 140 new MPs and the 15 former MPs who have been re-elected following the 2019 general election with a copy of our Guide to Professional Lobbying (download via this page).
The Guide sets out the standards of acceptable behaviour for professional lobbyists, what MPs should expect if they are approached by lobbyists, and what action they can take if they have concerns.
It also uses the opportunity to introduce the UK Lobbying Register (UKLR) managed the CIPR.
We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all new MPs and those that won back seats in the recent election. The Guide is designed to assist each of them as they navigate their new role which, inevitably, will include interacting with lobbyists. Lobbying is an activity which informs and influences public policy and law and it should be practiced ethically and transparently. This is why CIPR has long called for a change the legislation surrounding lobbying and I encourage any MP to contact us to discuss this further.Rachael Clamp Chart.PR, MCIPR, Chair of CIPR Public Affairs
- Download CIPR’s Guide to Professional Lobbying via this page.