I think this letter from Brent Labour MP Dawn Butler to letter to Tim Cole, Editor of the Willesden and Brent Times and copied to the Press Complaints Commission, should be filed in the “Things not to do” category:
Dawn Butler is raging with her local paper because, she alleges, they are ignoring positive stories about her, one of the favourite sources of media-politician tension. It seems she is cross they failed to mention her attendance at an awards ceremony and an event she hosted at the Commons. Diddums.
She has sent this fair’n’balanced letter to Tim Cole, Editor of the Willesden and Brent Times, copied to the Press Complaints Commission and Archant newspaper group. Smacks of desperation to me, but I’ve included it in full so you can make your own mind up… [The Times Red Box]