CIPR writes to all new MPs with guide to professional lobbying
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.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas with nearly 10,000 members.
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).