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Complainant Name:
Sir Stuart Bell MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Press Gazette


Sir Stuart Bell MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate account of a separate press report about his working practices, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication online (where the article had originally appeared) of the following correction:

Press Gazette reported on 8 September that the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette had complained that local MP Sir Stuart Bell had not returned more than 100 phone-calls made by its journalists. To clarify, the Evening Gazette reported that the calls had not been answered; it did not suggest that its reporters had left messages. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 08/12/2011

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