FORMER Liverpool MP Peter Kilfoyle has revealed he is considering legal action after he discovered his mobile phone may have been hacked by a newspaper.
Mr Kilfoyle said he had received confirmation his name had appeared on lists of numbers uncovered by police investigating phone hacking claims at the Sunday newspaper.
The former defence minister’s revelations come as police confirmed they will press ahead with questioning former reporter Sean Hoare and consulting with prosecutors over whether to reopen its investigation into the News of the World.
In media interviews Mr Hoare claimed that eavesdropping on voicemail messages was widespread at the paper and known to the then editor Andy Coulson – now Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications.
His claims are denied by both the News International-owned newspaper and Mr Coulson himself, who has offered to speak to police.
Last night, the paper declined to comment on Mr Kilfoyle’s case.
Mr Kilfoyle said: "I am taking legal advice at the moment.
"I met with my solicitors (Manchester-based JMW) on Friday for an update."
He said he could not reveal how he had discovered that his phone number was on a list of suspected victims.
"There is no doubt about the veracity of the information. I am one of those that has been confirmed by the legal team for the class action.
"I presume I was [targeted] because of my opposition to the Iraq war."