The Labour Party and senior journalists will launch its own review of the Freedom of Information Act, it is reported. 

Under the direction of deputy Labour leader Tom Watson and former Daily Mirror editor Roy Greenslade.

The new Commission – in response to the government-formed Independent Commission, which has been heavily criticised – will involve journalists and transparency experts.

It will look at how Whitehall can be more transparent, the Sunday People reported. 

Watson told the paper: “This is the most secretive government in my lifetime and that needs to change.

“Obviously there are things government cannot make public but there has to be good reason for secrecy.”

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.