The PA Guide to Westminster

The PA Guide to Westminster

The Handbook of Effective and Ethical Lobbying

Robert McGeachy


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The Public Affairs Guide to Westminster is the essential handbook for organisations seeking to effectively and ethically lobby the UK Parliament and UK Government, and is packed with invaluable advice on devising public affairs strategies and campaigns that achieve success on a limited budget. Robert McGeachy’s step-by-step guide - for private, public and third sector organisations - expertly strips away the mysteries and misconceptions of engaging with the UK Government, Opposition parties, as well as with individual MPs, Peers and the civil service and will empower campaigners to maximise their influence and to ensure their voice is heard at Westminster by comprehensively explaining: How to develop an effective public affairs strategy How to identify the correct policy and legislative context via effective parliamentary monitoring and by developing good relations with key policy makers  How to fully engage with the legislative processes in the Commons and Lords How to influence Parliamentary Committees, and All-Party Parliamentary Groups How to make the most of Parliamentary Motions and Debates, Private Members’ Bills and Public Petitions How to create, organise and undertake a public affairs programme most appropriate for your organisation including hosting parliamentary receptions, attending party conferences and joint-working with partner organisations.


Robert McGeachy:
Robert McGeachy is an award winning public affairs professional who worked for many years as a Senior Research Officer in the House of Lords. He is the co-author of The Public Affairs Guide to Scotland, published by Welsh Academic Press in 2017.