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Complainant Name:
Mrs Josephine Mcauley

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: Eastbourne Herald


Mrs Josephine Mcauley complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper's reporter had harassed her in her home, in the process of gaining information about her membership of the BNP. Mrs Mcauley was concerned that she had been inappropriately interrogated, in her home, about issues of her voting record in the European elections and a legal political party membership record. She felt this breached a moral code of conduct.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, which did not accept that it had breached the Editors' Code, made an ex gratia payment to a local charity in which the complainant was interested but had no involvement.

Date Published: 26/04/2010

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