The Labour party have called on Piers Morgan to answer questions over alleged phone hacking by the Mirror Group.

The Labour party have joined Tory MP Therese Coffey calls to the CNN presenter to explain himself after Heather Mills claimed on Newsnight that a senior Mirror Group Journalist admitted he had hacked her phone in 2001, while Morgan was editor of The Daily Mirror.

Harriot Harman, deputy leader of the Labour Party weighed in on Sky News saying that Morgan has "got to answer now" questions over his alleged involvement over phone hacking during his time at the tabloid.

Tory MP Therese Coffey had said earlier:

"I just hope that the police take the evidence and go with it and if Mr Morgan wants to come back to the UK and help them with their inquiries, and I don't mean being arrested in any way, I'm sure he can add more light," Coffey told the BBC.

"I think it would help everybody, including himself and this investigation, if he was able to say more about why he wrote what he did in 2006," she said.

Morgan has flatly denied accusations that he had any involvement in alleged phone hacking. In a statement he released through CNN he even drew attention to Mill's own alleged foray into hacking:

"Heather Mills has made unsubstantiated claims about a conversation she may or may not have had with a senior executive from a Trinity Mirror newspaper in 2001.

"The BBC has confirmed to me that this executive was not employed by the Daily Mirror. I have no knowledge of any conversation any executive from other newspapers at Trinity Mirror may or may not have had with Heather Mills.

"What I can say and have knowledge of is that Sir Paul McCartney asserted that Heather Mills illegally intercepted his telephones, and leaked confidential material to the media. This is well documented, and was stated in their divorce case.

"To reiterate, I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone," the statement said.

 

 

 

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