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Campaigners for statutory underpinning will hold a conference in Westminster tomorrow when Gerry McCann will tell ministers that "Leveson without the law is meaningless".
Mr McCann, father of missing Madeleine McCann, will say:
More than half of voters think a new system of press regulation should be backed by law, according to a poll published today.
53% of poll respondents felt that statute was necessary if the new regime was to be effective and independent, while 23% thought legal backing would put at risk the freedom of the press, the YouGov survey for the Media Standards Trust found.
Almost three quarters (74%) said that Lord Justice Leveson's proposals for reform should be implemented.
However, over half of respondents said they had followed the issue either "not very closely" or "not at all".