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Brooks Newmark.

PRESS regulator IPSO has cleared the Sunday Mirror of any wrongdoing over our investigation into former Tory Minister Brooks Newmark.

He quit his post as minister for civil society in September following our revelation that he sent explicit pictures to an undercover journalist.

IPSO found that the investigation did not breach the Editors' Code. It also found our probe was based on sufficiently credible grounds and the use of subterfuge was justified in the public interest.

Mr Newmark made no complaint about the story. He insisted last week that he still takes "full responsibility" for his actions.

IPSO chief executive Matt Tee said: "After a lengthy investigation we have found that the subterfuge used was justified at each stage of the investigation and publication was in the public interest."

Mr Newmark announced he would stand down as Tory MP for Braintree after further revelations about his relations with women emerged. He plans to spend the next three years at Oxford University conducting research into helping find missing people.

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