JOURNALISTS have passed a vote of no confidence in the editor of the Yorkshire Post.

Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the newspaper, based in Leeds, agreed the move after a long-serving member of staff was told her job no longer existed and she was invited to compete for another post.

NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear said repeated assurances that there would be no job losses as a result of any reorganisation were "hollow promises".

Ms Campey, a deputy editor of The Northern Echo in the early 1990s, has been editor of the Yorkshire Post for the past seven months.

A spokesman for Johnston Press, owner of the Yorkshire Post, said the company considered it inappropriate to comment at the moment.