Seely pushes for foreign lobbying reform to ‘defend open society’

In a Westminster Hall speech, Conservative MP Bob Seely called on the UK government to “defend open society” through improving the lobbying law.

Seely told MPs that the current foreign lobbying law is “no longer fit for purpose”.

The MP for the Isle of Wight suggested a “sliding set of standards”, enforcing light regulation on the likes of tourist boards but a higher set of standards of Russian and Chinese companies such as Huawei.