News (8pm), BBC News Channel, 9 July 2019


The bulletin included a report on that day’s Commons vote to widen access to abortion and allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.  A viewer complained that it was biased, by virtue of including interviews with two supporters of the changes and none with opponents


The absence of an opponent of the changes would not necessarily have resulted in bias, but achieving due impartiality would have required elements of challenge in the two interviews with supporters which were absent on this occasion.

Further action

The production team has been briefed about the finding.