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Complainant Name:
Lembit Opik MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times

Complaint:

Lembit Opik MP complained that an article inaccurately suggested that his ex-fiancée had broken off their engagement after he began a relationship with another woman.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved directly between the newspaper and the complainant when the newspaper published the following apology:

“A Sunny Interval" (Home, Sept 30), we stated, incorrectly, that Sian Lloyd last year broke off her engagement to the Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Öpik after he began dating one of the Cheeky Girls. We wish to make it clear this was inaccurate. Sian Lloyd terminated her relationship with Öpik prior to his relationship with his new partner, Gabriela Irimia and this therefore had no bearing on the end of the engagement. We regret any distress this error may have caused.

Report: 76



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