Labour misleads over changes to Treating laws
Labour is deliberately mis-leading the public when it says that the laws prohibiting treating are likely to go, says Annabel Young MP. “No such proposal is currently before Parliament. The rules against buying votes with food and drink remain in place and have the support of Parliament.”
A Select Committee considered this issue this year and rejected any change to the treating laws. The Committee was considering a Bill which had arisen from the post-election review after the 1996 election.
“This response by a multi-Party Committee of Parliament is a clear warning to the Labour Party that the voters will judge harshly any Party that attempts to buy votes with free food or drink.”