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Complainant Name:
Bill Wiggin MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mirror

Complaint:

Bill Wiggin MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article which reported on his expenses was inaccurate and misleading.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, in the newspaper and online:

An article of 27 February stated that Bill Wiggin MP had been "forced to repay 4,294 for wrongly designating his second home in London as his main home". In fact, Mr Wiggin was asked to repay 4,294 in relation to expenses and council tax claimed on his second home in London from 2004 to 2006. From 2004-2007 Mr Wiggin wrongly designated his main home (which was his constituency home) as his second home in London. The Standards and Privileges Committee concluded that this mistake was "unfortunate and unintended. Mr Wiggin gained nothing and the public purse lost nothing".

Date Published: 10/06/2011



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