By Simon Rocker, August 13, 2009
The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the News of the World from Julian Lewis, the Conservative MP for New Forest East.
Dr Lewis, the Shadow Defence Minister with responsibility for the Navy, protested about a report in the paper in March which claimed that he was “hardly” at his constituency home in Hampshire.
Instead, the article suggested, he received a second-home allowance for a London property which was effectively his main home. The report was published at the height of the MPs’ expenses row.