New analysis reveals shocking Tory bias from BBC in run-up to local elections

New independent analysis into political coverage in the run-up to the local elections has proved that the BBC had a de-facto bias towards right-wing newspapers.

Despite strong editorial guidelines around election coverage the BBC managed to shun media titles that are sympathetic to Jeremy Corbyn in its newspaper round-up.

Those with a Conservative sway, on the other hand, dominated its coverage at the start of the month, accounting for over 70 per cent of the stories discussed on five days out of seven.

Left-leaning publications were not discussed at all on four out of the seven days, and were unable to get more than 17 per cent of the airtime on any given day.

The analysis comes after Labour were roundly critiqued for under-performing in the local elections, despite posting the best results in 47 years.

The BBC pointed to “mixed results” for Labour and highlighted losses in Tory safe seats such as Wandsworth and Westminster.

That’s despite Labour winning more seats than all other parties combined.


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