Conor Burns MP: 'Why I oppose statutory press regulation'

More than 80 MPs and peers have urged Lord Leveson, who is preparing to publish his report on UK media standards, not to recommend a press regulation law.

The cross-party group, including eight former cabinet ministers and London Olympics chairman Lord Coe, says any such move would damage press freedom.

The campaign has been organised by the former Labour Home Secretary, David Blunkett, and the Conservative MP Conor Burns, who said a voluntary code was preferable.

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