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MP Blunkett in call to stand up for free speech

On Saturday 7th December a group of constituents visited MP David Blunkett in his Firth Park surgery and handed him a copy of a petition containing more than 200,000 signatures.

The petitionorganised by campaign group 38 Degreesexpresses our concerns about the proposed

On Saturday 7th December a group of constituents visited MP David Blunkett in his Firth Park surgery and handed him a copy of a petition containing more than 200,000 signatures. The petitionorganised by campaign group 38 Degreesexpresses our concerns about the proposed "gagging law" (more formally known as The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill) which is currently going through the House of Lords and is scheduled to become law in May 2014. This law is supposed to address the very real problem of high-powered,big-money corporate lobbying.

Protesters leading Sheffield’s campaign against the Government’s controversial ‘gagging law’ have called for local MPs to support their mission.

A group of constituents visited David Blunkett, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, in his Firth Park surgery and handed him a copy of a 200,000-signature nationwide petition, collected by group 38 Degrees. The petition sets out concerns over the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill going through the House of Lords. They claim it prevents not-for-profit and organisations from campaigning during election years.

 

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