Farm-Gate: Spelman Shuts Down Lobbying Firm

Farmer’s Weekly is reporting that Mark Spelman, the husband of the Secretary of State for Defra has applied to Companies House to have the lobbying firm Cormack, Spelman and Associates closed down. The company was set up in 1989 by the couple and it continued to trade under Caroline Spelman’s married and maiden names while she was in the Shadow Cabinet and took over at Defra last month. Guido has been highlighting the obvious conflicts of interest, especially concerning subsidies and GM food. This is good progress, but forces the issue underground…

See Also: GM Lobbying Links Falling on Defra EarsSpelman’s Agri-Business Bio-Tech Lobbying Past, Mr Spelman’s Tricky Contract and Spelman’s Blatant Bio-Tech Backing




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