The Liberal Democrats today launched a national petition against proposals to exempt MPs from Freedom of Information rules. The petition calls on all political parties to back the campaign.
Edward Davey MP, Chief of Staff to Liberal Democrat Leader Ming Campbell, today called on Gordon Brown and David Cameron to sign up to oppose the Bill.
“There should not be one law for MPs and one for everyone else. Exempting politicians from Freedom of Information requests only adds to the public perception of Parliament being opaque and clouded in secrecy.
“If Gordon Brown is serious about reforming our democracy this is his first real test. If David Cameron is serious about new politics now is the time to show real leadership rather than grandstanding.”
The petition is at: ourcampaign.org.uk/foi