Harman reveals Sun editor meeting

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman met Sun editor Dominic Mohan in May, according to newly released details of the party's contact with media executives.

Ms Harman, whose policy brief includes the media, published details of 31 encounters with senior media figures, including proprietors and editors.

Labour leader Ed Miliband declared 19 meetings, including two with News International's James Harding, who edits The Times.

The declarations from the shadow cabinet cover the period between December 25 2011 to June 30 2012.

In the details, Ms Harman described her meeting with Mr Mohan, on May 30, as a general discussion which took place in London.

Among the deputy leader's other meetings were a discussion with BBC director general Mark Thompson and BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten on January 11, a meeting with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on February 2, and talks with the editor of The Daily Telegraph Tony Gallagher on April 26.

Mr Miliband's meetings with Mr Harding took place on March 30, at a funeral, and a dinner in London on April 18, which shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander also attended.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls declared 15 meetings with senior media figures, Mr Alexander declared five, including the dinner with Mr Harding, and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper revealed two meetings.