John Nicolson at a select committee hearing how many consultation respondents supported the privatisation of Channel 4.
At a select committee hearing, John Nicolson asked Ms Dorries about support for the privatisation of Channel 4. He said: “There were 56,293 responses when you asked people about privatisation. What percentage of those 56,293 supported privatisation?”
Ms Dorries responded: “I think the figure was about 96 percent.”
This is the number of people who opposed the privatisation.
Ms Dorries was 92% wrong.
We approached Nadine Dorries' office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to give her a chance to comment, but received no response.