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Complainant Name:
Ms Maria Fyfe

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Digger


Ms Maria Fyfe, a former Labour MP, complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Levy & McRae Solicitors of Glasgow that two articles linked her to Eddie Lyons in an inaccurate and misleading manner.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, in addition to The Digger giving an assurance that the claim would not be repeated unless there were exceptional circumstances for doing so:

Further to two articles in the Digger (5 November 2009 and 28 January 2010) we are happy to state former Labour MP Maria Fyfe's position that she has met Eddie Lyons on only one occasion. We would also like to make clear that neither of these articles implicated Maria Fyfe in any criminal activity or support for criminal activity and there was no intention to suggest otherwise. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 13/04/2010

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