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Labour and Tories failed to back lobbying reform says Heath

Following the lobbying revelations concerning Luton South MP Margaret Moran it has emerged that the Labour and Conservative parties have failed to back Liberal Democrat calls to reform lobbying in Parliament.

The news comes on the back of Cllr. Qurban Hussain, Luton South Lib Dem PPC, aruging that the Labour party failed to listen to local residents when the Luton Liberal Democrats, with support from Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg, called for Ms. Moran to resign and to give people the right to sack their MPs. If the Labour and Conservative Parties had agreed to support these calls then Ms. Moran would not have been in a position to further neglect her constituents.

“Liberal Democrats brought forward measures to restrict the influence of lobbyists in Parliament. Sadly, Labour voted them down while the Tories failed to show up,” said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House.

Commenting on claims that former Government ministers have offered to influence policy for cash, David Heath said:

“MPs should not be using their positions to further their own interests over those of the people they should be representing.

“Liberal Democrats brought forward measures to restrict the influence of lobbyists in Parliament. Sadly, Labour voted them down while the Tories failed to show up.

“Labour and the Tories claim they want to clean up politics but the reality proves different.

“Once again it seems the Government and the Tories will say one thing while the truth reveals another.”


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