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Complainant Name:
Mr Ken Livingstone

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

Mr Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, complained that a number of articles were misleading in the way they described a report that had been released by the London Assembly on the subject of affordable family homes.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to publish the following correction, which covered the main points under dispute, under the heading ‘Affordable Homes’:

In our article on 20 June it was said that a London Assembly document on the need for more affordable and family homes in London confirmed that homes designated for key workers were being sold for £400,000. We now acknowledge the report only referred to ‘reports’ that this was happening and expressed its concern. We are also happy to clarify that the London Assembly report did not accuse Mayor Ken Livingstone of failing to define what ‘affordable’ means in relation to housing schemes, nor did it identify a series of affordable schemes where ‘homes are far beyond the reach of key workers’.

Report: 74



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