Chuka Umunna's "UK Barack Obama" Wikipedia label added from his work computer


Flattering labels about Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna, labelling him the “UK’s Barack Obama” in his Wikipedia profile, were made from a computer at a law firm where he worked, the London Evening Standard has revealed.

Web records revealed that in January 2008, a computer registered to Umunna’s employer Rochman Landau added an article to his profile which said he “may end up as the UK’s Barack Obama”.

The news comes after Umunna faced accusations of doctoring his own Wikipedia page to slip in comparisons with US President Barack Obama.

In his defence Umunna told the Daily Telegraph earlier this week, “I don’t have any recollection of that log-in or any of the changes. But I can’t say for certain that someone with my campaign did not set up that log-in.”

The Telegraph later learnt from sources that the edits might have been made by one of Umunna’s campaign team in 2007.