MP wins hacking damages

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh accepted "very substantial" damages and a public apology at the High Court over phone hacking. A judge in London heard that in October 2010 her private mobile telephone was stolen from her car in south west London.

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Labour MP felt 'very uneasy' after Sun phone hacking

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has given her reaction to accepting "very substantial" damages and a public apology from The Sun after her stolen mobile phone was accessed by the newspaper.

I'm in public life and I don't have a hang-up about my own privacy, but my family and constituents who had contacted me and given personal views were subjected to people seeing it. That made me feel very uneasy.

As an MP, people tell me all sorts of things, people give their personal information and they believe that you will do the right thing with it. That wasn't for anyone's eyes.

I was a government whip, I had lots of phone numbers and had then exposed all those people to having their privacy invaded, and that troubled me.

– Siobhain McDonagh

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Labour MP Chris Bryant has called for The Sun editor Dominic Mohan to be sacked after the newspaper admitted accessing information from the stolen phone of his party colleague Siobhain McDonagh.

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The Sun admits 'serious misuse' of MP's phone info

The court heard information was accessed on the MP's phone after it was stolen from her car in October 2010. Credit: Katie Collins/PA

In paying Siobhain McDonagh very substantial damages, The Sun accepted information on her stolen mobile phone should not have been accessed and used.

A QC told the High Court on behalf of the newspaper it was a serious misuse of private information.

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