Labour accuses BBC of bias over election coverage

Britain’s opposition Labour Party wrote to the head of the BBC on Thursday (5 December) to complain about its coverage of campaigning for next week’s election, accusing the publicly funded broadcaster of bias.

“The BBC does not have a role as a protagonist in the General Election,” Labour’s co-campaign coordinator Andrew Gwynne wrote in a letter to the BBC’s Director General Tony Hall.

“If the Conservatives are allowed to ‘play’ or manipulate the BBC, and this behaviour goes unchecked, then the corporation will have effectively been complicit in giving the Conservative Party an unfair electoral advantage.”

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