Government sees off ‘Leveson two’ bid in Commons vote

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Sir Brian Leveson chaired the inquiry which reported in 2012

The government has seen off a bid to force it to implement a second stage of the Leveson inquiry into press standards.

Despite an impassioned speech by former Labour leader Ed Miliband, the government won by 304 votes to 295.

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock announced a review of press relations with the police in Northern Ireland ahead of the vote.

DUP MP Ian Paisley suggested it was a “Leveson for Northern Ireland”.

Northern Ireland was not covered by the original Leveson inquiry in 2012.

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