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Complainant Name:
Lembit Opik MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express

Complaint:

Lembit Opik MP complained that an article had inaccurately suggested that he had ended his relationship with his former partner, Sian Lloyd, for his current partner, Gabriela Irimia. He clarified that his former partner had herself broken off their engagement and it was after this that he had begun a new relationship.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to publish the following apology to the complainant:

Lembit Opik

We would like to make clear that Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik formed a relationship with Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia only after Sian Lloyd broke off her engagement to him. We are sorry if any other impression was given in our article of September 20.

The newspapers also marked its cuttings with a warning to reflect the complainant's concerns so that the inaccuracy would not be repeated.

Report: 76



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