Ex-Cameron aide in tobacco firm lobbying row

Call for stricter ‘revolving door’ rules after former No 10 special adviser Kate Marley plugs cigarette firm at Tory conference

One of David Cameron’s closest advisers has been caught up in a tobacco lobbying row after it emerged that she promoted a new product from the Marlboro manufacturer, Philip Morris, at this year’s Tory party conference.

Labour has questioned whether Kate Marley, who quit as Cameron’s special adviser last year, breached parliamentary rules barring ministers and government officials from lobbying the government for a period after they leave office – a charge her new employer rejects.

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