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Complainant Name:
Bill Wiggin MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Bill Wiggin MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) in an article about the aftermath of the defeat in the House of Commons of a bill that would have reformed the House of Lords.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology, and appropriate amendment to the online article:

An article about a Tory rebellion over reform of the House of Lords said a delegation of four whips "confronted [rebel leader and MP] Jesse Norman in an even more aggressive manner" than David Cameron had done previously. Both Bill Wiggin MP, the then Conservative whip, and Jesse Norman have told the Guardian that our source was incorrect. We apologise for the error (Furious PM confronts Tory rebel leader after largest rebellion of this parliament, 11 July, page 6).

Date Published: 20/12/2012

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