Stop Secret Lobbying
This is no longer a live campaign, but you can still show support by signing the petition below
Call on David Cameron to introduce a proper ban on secret lobbying
%total% signatures and counting!
Can you help us reach %target% signatures today?
The petition text:To David Cameron and your senior ministers:
It's time to ban the secret lobbying that distorts our democracy. We want an end to “cash for access” for good.
- Create a register of lobbyists, so everybody knows who is involved in lobby meetings, and what’s being discussed
- Make sure it includes lobbyists who work “in-house” for the companies they represent, as well as specialist lobbying companies
- Make sure it includes information about what's being spent on lobbying
A ban on secret lobbying would help weed out this kind of sleaze where you can pay for dinner with the Prime Minister. New rules could force politicians to reveal who they’re meeting and what they talked about. That's why 38 Degrees members have been campaigning to bring in these rules for ages.
After the MP expenses scandal, public pressure pushed all the parties to make big promises about tackling lobbying. But now it’s time to write the new laws, Cameron is has come up with weak rules that won’t solve the problem.
If we speak up together now, we can push him to go much further and bring in a real ban not a token gesture. Sign the petition now.