BBC denies Laura Kuenssberg’s postal vote comments broke law

Broadcaster’s political editor said on air that ballots in so far were looking ‘grim’ for Labour

The BBC has said its political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, did not break electoral law when she reported claims that postal ballots painted a “grim” picture for Labour.

Kuenssberg told viewers on Wednesday that while parties were not supposed to look at voting papers when they were verified – but not counted – at opening sessions, they did “get a hint” of how they were doing and it was not looking good for Labour.

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