MPs reject ‘Leveson 2’ for second and possibly last time

Proposals for a second public inquiry into the conduct of the press have been defeated by MPs for what could be the final time.

The House of Commons voted 301-289 against the so-called “Leveson 2” inquiry yesterday, just a week after the same proposal was rejected by MPs by 304-295.

A second vote was forced after the House of Lords voted by 252-213 on Monday evening in support of the inquiry.

It is now unlikely that the issue will return to the Commons.