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Complainant Name:
Ms Louise Mensch MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Louise Mensch, MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an online article, reporting comments she had made to another newspaper, was inaccurate when it claimed that she had said that taking drugs was a "natural part of growing up".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article, together with the publication of the following online correction:

This article originally reported that Mrs Mensch had said that taking drugs is a "natural part of growing up". What Mrs Mensch actually said was that, for those who have used them, giving up drugs is a natural part of growing up. She stated that drugs were not a necessary part of youth. We have amended our article accordingly.

Date Published: 10/01/2012

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