Arms lobbyist loses Lib Dem peer Parliamentary pass

An update to yesterday’s story, Indy: the arms lobbyist and the Lib Dem peer, via BBC.co.uk:

An adviser to a peer is to lose his Parliamentary security pass after it emerged he also worked for a lobbying company with several defence clients. Robin Ashby’s role with Baroness Harris could be “open to misinterpretation”, the Liberal Democrats have conceded.

His name appears on a newly-published register of the staff who are employed by members of the House of Lords. But he insisted he had been “entirely honourable, straightforward and open” and had not lobbied defence ministers.

Mr Ashby is the managing partner of the Newcastle-based Bergmans Defence Consultancy, which represents a number of major defence companies. He was also employed to offer advice to the baroness on matters such as the police, security and defence – but said most of this was done remotely, away from Westminster.

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