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The CLA’s recently expanded public affairs team leads the CLA in influencing policy at local, national and European level. We are committed to protecting our members' interests by maintaining a constant dialogue with key decision makers.
At a national level this involves meeting Ministers and Members of Parliament, providing briefings for debates and laying parliamentary questions In addition, we constantly monitor political developments allowing the CLA to react to the changing political landscape and ensure that our members’ concerns are at the forefront of political debates.
From the European perspective we have a specialised member of the Public Affairs team focusing solely on our EU lobbying. This allows us to work closely with our European counterparts in the European Landowners Organisation, and represent our members’ interests at EU level by lobbying on the many legislative proposals affecting landowners that are now drafted by the EU. Our main aim is to affect change to EU legislation before it reaches the implementation stage in the UK.
Richella Logan – Director of Public Affairs
Louise Banbury – Public Affairs Adviser - EU
With a degree in EU Studies, French and Italian, plus considerable experience of working in the European Parliament, Louise is well placed to co-ordinate the CLA’s lobbying at EU level and its relationship with the European Landowners Organisation.
Charlotte Davies – Public Affairs Adviser
Responsible for the CLA’s lobbying work in Westminster, Charlotte’s parliamentary experience in the UK Parliament as well as the US Congress helps to provide members with an influential voice in Parliament and Government.
James Lancaster – Public Affairs Adviser
James conducts lobbying for the CLA in Westminster and at the National Assembly of Wales, supporting CLA Wales. He has Parliamentary experience and sits on the board of a UK charity.
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