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Delayed news from Derby: Labour and the fake quotes

I missed this story before May’s local elections, but it is not exactly every day that someone gets accused by both a radio station and a local newspaper of making up quotes from them. The person in question is Labour Councillor Alan Graves from Derby. This is what the media have had to say about Alan Graves:

2,000 [Labour] leaflets are to be reprinted because they include a made-up quote from a Ram FM journalist [Ram FM]

and

A Labour councillor is reprinting leaflets which contained comments purporting to be from an Evening Telegraph reporter.

Councillor Alan Graves, a candidate in the May 1 elections, has delivered leaflets with a quote praising him which it is stated is from someone from the paper.

The Evening Telegraph would like to make clear that is does not express any political preference.

Mr Graves said that the leaflets were being reprinted. [Derby Evening Telegraph]

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