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Complainant Name:
Mr Michael Barnbrook

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Independent

Complaint:

Mr Michael Barnbrook of Bexleyheath complained that the newspaper had inaccurately reported claims by a Labour activist that BNP supporters leaving a polling station had shouted racist slogans, when police inquiries had subsequently revealed that the activist had not categorically identified the individuals as voters or as BNP members.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to update its article so that the phrase BNP supporters was replaced by a group of people who walked out of the building where the polling station was sited, holding what she believed to be a BNP leaflet.

Report: 79



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