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Complainant Name:
Mark Pritchard MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard


Mr Mark Pritchard, Member of Parliament for The Wrekin, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a comment item was inaccurate and misleading when it suggested that he had visited certain countries at the taxpayer's expense.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following wording in the same column:

I may have given the impression, in a previous item, that Mark Pritchard MP had visited Belize, Gibraltar and Turks and Caicos islands at the taxpayer's expense. I am happy to clarify that he has never visited these countries.

Date Published: 18/02/2011

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