Corbyn Breaks Leveson Rules

Labour have failed to publish details of meetings of shadow cabinet meetings with media editors since 2016

Under Ed Miliband, Labour signed up to a recommendation made by Lord Justice Leveson to reveal “all meetings with media proprietors, newspaper editors or senior executives”

These were published regularly by Ed Miliband and the Shadow Cabinet from 1 January 2013 – 31 May 2015, and records kept under Harriet Harman’s interim leadership and the first bit of Corbyn covering the period from June 2015 to May 2016.

Since then Jeremy Corbyn has published his own meetings with media editors up to December 2016, but nothing for the Shadow Cabinet.

And nothing at all has been published at all since December 2016.

In April 2017, Conservative MP Luke Hall revealed that Jeremy Corbyn had not published these meetings up to the 2017 General Election.

In response, a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said these meetings would be published “in due course”.

They still have not been published. And nothing has been published for the Shadow Cabinet.

Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto at the 2017 General election pledged that Labour “will implement the recommendations of part one of the Leveson Inquiry and commence part two.”

Just this spring Labour expressed ‘outrage’ that the Government scrapped the second stage of Leveson.

But Labour themselves are falling woefully short of their own commitments.

To fulfil Jeremy Corbyn’s own commitment Labour must immediately publish all meetings with media proprietors and editors for the entire Shadow Cabinet covering the period from 1 June 2015 to 2018, and for Jeremy Corbyn for the period covering 1 January 2017 to now.

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