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Complainant Name:
The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Sheffield Star


The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP complained that an article about MPs' expenses claims had given information about the whereabouts of his Derbyshire home. He considered that this was likely to pose a security risk to him.


The newspaper indicated that the information had been volunteered by the complainant's spokesman. It was not aware that the details were confidential. However, having being made aware of Mr Blunkett's position by the PCC, it agreed to remove the relevant reference from the online version of the article and to respect his views on the matter. The complainant was satisfied with the steps taken by the newspaper and the complaint was resolved on that basis.

Date Published: 08/02/2010

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