Labour bans copies of The Sun from its party conference

Posted On: 
27th September 2016

Labour has banned copies of The Sun from being made available at its conference in Liverpool.

Copies of The Sun have been banned from Labour's conference in Liverpool
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The move came after Joe Anderson, the city's Labour mayor, complained about free copies of the paper being given away at a corporate stand.

Campaigners in Liverpool have boycotted The Sun for nearly 30 years over its coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Mr Anderson told the Liverpool Echo: “I will get in touch with the conference centre and get it stopped immediately. I’ll do that right away.

“I don’t know how that was allowed into the conference centre. It’s a disgrace, and I apologise on behalf of the conference centre.

“It will be stopped right now.”

A Labour spokesman said: “As soon as we became aware of the complaint, the general secretary immediately instructed the exhibitor to remove the copies of the paper from display."