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Complainant Name:
John Austin MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard

Complaint:

John Austin MP complained that the newspaper had inaccurately illustrated a story about the expenses of John Walker, the former head of English Partnerships, with a photograph of himself. He was particularly concerned as he had already encountered one member of the public who believed that the article referred to him.

Resolution:

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

A photograph of John Austin MP was mistakenly published in ES magazine issue of 12 June next to an item about the expenses of John Walker, former head of English Partnerships. Any confusion on such a sensitive topic was regrettable, and we apologise to Mr Austin for the distress caused. There is no suggestion that Mr Austin was involved in any of the items mentioned.

Report: 79



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