The number of MPs paid as consultants to PR firms is down by almost one
third from 23 to 16, according to an analysis by the Association of
Professional Political Consultants of the Register of Member’s
Interests, published on Tuesday.
The register is the first to include details of MP’s remuneration,
although this applies only to work which relates specifically to their
position as MPs and many have chosen to declare only part of their
Among the new entries is that of Sir Patrick McNair-Wilson, a partner in
Ferret PR and Allan Stewart, now PR and public affairs consultant to
Michael Kelly Associates.
Firms which have severed their links include Fleishman-Hillard with
Charles Hendry, Ludgate Laud with Michael Colvin and Shandwick with