PPCs accused of hiding lobbying links

The Observer reports that ‘a number of prospective Conservative MPs have failed fully to declare in their campaign literature that they work for lobby firms representing powerful business interests’.

In fact, only four PPCs are named. Most creative of the quartet is Weber Shandwick director Priti Patel, who fails to mention the global PR and lobbying giant on her website.

Instead, she tells locals she is  ‘a director at a company which provides advice to a range of public and private sector organisations on their business and communication strategies’.

Now that’s what Alan Partridge would call ‘disconcertingly vague’…


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