CIPR statement on proposed general election
CIPR President Jason MacKenzie Found. Chart.PR, FCIPR has responded to the Prime Minister, Theresa May's plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.
A general election in June would offer public relations professionals an opportunity to demonstrate the tremendous value they deliver to organisations, businesses and the general public. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Our ability to deliver strategic value is dependent on honest and truthful communication and as professionals, we have a duty to ensure the information we deliver is trustworthy. CIPR members are bound by the Institute’s Code of Conduct, which compels individuals to maintain the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and we expect our members to be mindful of their ethical responsibilities during any campaigns.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).