Labour MP Tom Watson has said he wanted to strengthen Freedom of Information laws and combat an increase in privatisation. 

Speaking to the MK Citizen Watson said: 

I feel very personally responsible. I have to try and help Government give something back to journalists.

One of the things I want to make sure we campaign on very strongly is reform of freedom of information.

There are no strict obligations in terms of time and the appeal process is cumbersome.

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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.