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Complainant Name:
Lucie Collier

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Argus (Brighton)


Lucie Collier complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper's coverage of her fiancé's romantic proposal to her on Brighton seafront contained an inaccuracy relating to how they met.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following published correction and the newspaper penned a private letter of apology to the complainant:

Only their love

The Argus would like to apologise to Lucie Collier and Joseph Batstone for inaccuracies in a story dated Tuesday May 31, 2011 with the inaccurate headline "A love of labour leads to romantic proposal". We would like to clarify that Miss Collier and Mr Batstone have never campaigned for the Labour Party or for any other political party and only their love for each other was what led to the romantic proposal.

Date Published: 13/09/2011

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