An anti-gun and knife-crime campaigner misled a national conference when she said her family members had been murdered.Narraser Gordon, 24, claimed at the Labour Party's conference in September that eight of her family members had been killed in Bristol.
After a standing ovation from politicians, local newspapers picked up on the Labour youth officer's speech.
BBC Inside Out has found most of the people she said were dead are alive.
Ms Gordon told the conference: "I'm here to talk about why the young people are dying before they can even see the age of 21.
"This is an issue causing a problem in all the cities in the UK, including... my own area of Bristol, with eight of my family members being murdered here........................
When questioned by the BBC, Ms Gordon admitted that the majority of the people on the list had not been murdered.
But she then contradicted this in an email where she said: "I have lost three family members and five very close friends who I consider as family.
"I realise I may have used words which could be seen as misleading and I do regret this."