Ex-BBC chairman Michael Grade joins PCC

The commission has recently received heavy criticism for its failure to act over the phone hacking s

The Press Complaints Commission has appointed three new members including former BBC chairman Michael Grade.

Lord Grade, who was made a life peer earlier this year, joins the commission as a public member alongside solicitor Michael Smyth CBE and barrister Jeremy Roberts QC.

The PCC received almost 3,000 applications for the positions and the appointments were confirmed at a meeting of the PCC's nominations committee.

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