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Complainant Name:
Electoral Reform Services Ltd

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Electoral Reform Services Ltd complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Lewis Silkin solicitors of London that an article about the Alternative Vote campaign contained inaccuracies.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, in the newspaper and online, in addition to the removal of the original article from the newspaper's website:

Further to our report "Pro-AV group accused of conflict of interest" (April 11) we have been asked to make clear that Electoral Reform Services Ltd, the business arm of the Electoral Reform Society, was never in a position to count votes in the AV Referendum in May 2011. As such, the Electoral Reform Society could not have benefited from any alleged "insider knowledge" of votes cast. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 29/07/2011

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