Former MPs banned from paid lobbying for six months after resigning - report

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1st October 2015

MPs will be banned from being paid lobbyists for six months after they leave the House of Commons.

A change to the parliamentary members' code states: “Former members must abide by the restrictions of the lobbying rules for six months after their departure from the House in respect of any approach they make to ministers, other members or public officials.

"Former members may not use their privileged parliamentary pass for the purposes of lobbying on the parliamentary estate.”

Breaching the rules could result in a former MP losing their parliamentary pass, or the “repayment of the cost of any misused facilities”.