Head of Oxfam backs lobbying law concern

thisisoxfordshire: Mark Goldring Mark Goldring

A report that calls for legislation on lobbying politicians to be rewritten has been welcomed by Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring.

Mr Goldring backed the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement’s report, which warns that the Lobbying Bill will impact on charities.

Mr Goldring said: “Oxfam has always known it has to campaign in the world of politics to tackle the root causes of poverty.

“But this is very different from being party political. We welcome the commission’s sensible package of measures that seek to bring transparency to election campaigning whilst allowing Oxfam to continue to champion the interests of the world’s poorest people.”

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8:17am Wed 11 Dec 13

Geoff Roberts says...

Mark Goldring should have a chat with his neighbours in Oxford. His neighbours stand accused of lobbying the government, the outgoing chairman of his neighbours has also been the head of the UK's largest lobbying organisation. Last month some of Mr Goldring's employee's even protested at the neighbours.
Mark Goldring should have a chat with his neighbours in Oxford. His neighbours stand accused of lobbying the government, the outgoing chairman of his neighbours has also been the head of the UK's largest lobbying organisation. Last month some of Mr Goldring's employee's even protested at the neighbours. Geoff Roberts

8:58am Wed 11 Dec 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

Every single act of lobbying to government, public sector organisations or their leaders/directors should be recorded and published.

I'm tired of unelected, unaccountable organisations working against the openly elected majority.
Every single act of lobbying to government, public sector organisations or their leaders/directors should be recorded and published. I'm tired of unelected, unaccountable organisations working against the openly elected majority. Andrew:Oxford

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