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Whittingdale under pressure over sex worker relationship

John Whittingdale's position as culture, media and sport secretary has been questioned after he revealed he had a relationship with a sex worker.

Mr Whittingdale is facing calls to withdraw his involvement in regulation of the press after it was reported that a number of newspapers had investigated the claims but decided not to run the story.

Mr Whittingdale, who is divorced, insisted the relationship never compromised his position.

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Neil Wallis: 'Press didn't hold Whittingdale leverage'

Former tabloid newspaper deputy editor Neil Wallis doesn't believe the press held any leverage over John Whittingdale after finding out about his affair with a sex worker.

The ex-Sun and News of the World deputy editor said he doesn't believe editors would have viewed the story as being of "public interest" post the Leveson inquiry

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