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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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