Hackney Council has today written to Hackney Citizen asking us to remove two audio recordings from our website.
The audio clips are recordings of a Hackney Council employee wrongly informing a caller that there was no Conservative party candidate standing in the Hackney Mayoral election.
The Council says that it will apply for an injunction and its legal costs if we do not comply with its request forthwith.
We take the view that it is in the public interest to disclose the way the Council was dealing with the issue, as evidenced by the audio clips.
The letter to Hackney Citizen from Hackney Council’s legal department is reproduced below.
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