Buying Entry and Influence: Alcohol Industry and the UK All Parliamentary GroupsPosted February 28 2022
A case study of buying entry points and influence in the UK Parliament.
In 2019, MP Alison Thewliss rejected an approach from a lobby group that wanted to set up an all parliamentary group (APPG) for the night-time economy, funded by the alcohol industry.
Later on, the night-time economy APPG was established with the help of the lobby group Tendo Consulting chaired by the Labour MP Jeff Smith. The APPG received more than £7,500 worth of “benefits in kind” from the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA).