Morgan may sue over Mail story

The lobbyist at the centre of the MP Peter Hain donations scandal is poised to take legal action against the Mail on Sunday.

Steve Morgan, chairman of public affairs agency Morgan Allen Moore, has been the subject of scrutiny since news broke of his £5,000 don­ation to Hain's Labour deputy leadership campaign via an unknown think-tank.

The Mail on Sunday ran a spread last weekend claiming Morgan's donation res­ulted in Hain's endorsement of a Morgan Allen Moore client, Tesco, when it opened a branch in a Welsh town.

‘Prior to publication the Works and Pensions Department issued a formal statement advising that the suggestion was inaccurate,' said Morgan. ‘Despite this the paper chose to publish a story that was misleading. We're pursuing legal action.'

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