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Complainant Name:
Dr Tony Wright MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Express & Star (Wolverhampton)

Complaint:

Dr Tony Wright MP complained that an article had inaccurately claimed that a survey of MPs’ responses to queries – carried out by the Writetothem.com website – had counted all the inquiries, phonecalls letters and faxes received by MPs’ offices. In fact, the survey was based on emails set to the complainant via the Writetothem.com website.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:


Apology to Chase MP Tony over poll


In a report carried in the Express & Star on June 6 on page 27, we wrongly reported that a survey by Writetothem.com had ranked Cannock Chase MP Tony Wright as 355th out of 637 MPs for handling requests from constituents. We said the survey was based on counting all enquiries, phonecalls, letters and faxes received by his office. This was incorrect. The survey was based on 48 messages sent to the MP via the Writetothem website. We apologise for the error.

Report: 78



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