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Complainant Name:
Ms Jacqui Smith MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Ms Jacqui Smith MP complained that the newspaper inaccurately claimed that she was "haggling" over 500 of expenses that Sir Thomas Legg had requested that she repaid.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology:

Following a story on Channel 4 News alleging Jacqui Smith was challenging Sir Thomas Legg's request for repayment of 1,500 expenses, we ran a story saying she was haggling over 500. We accept that this was incorrect and that she has repaid all the sum asked except 39.99 for a barbeque she had never claimed for. We are sorry we got this wrong and are happy to clarify the facts.

Date Published: 80

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