THE team behind a campaigning website has apologised after readers contacted The News complaining about an MP’s voting record.
The apology comes from the group, 38 Degrees, over Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock’s vote in the House of Commons on the so-called gagging law.
Readers had contacted this newspaper complaining he had voted for the law, which covers lobbying.
But Becky Jarvis wrote to The News: ‘You may have received a few e-mails today from local residents claiming that Mike Hancock had voted in support of the gagging law – when in fact he voted against it. I’m sorry about this mistake.’
The ‘gagging law’ is an anti-lobbying law being proposed by the government which could potentially reduce a lot of political commentary from charities and scrutiny during the 12 months before a general election.