Page 3 generated heated debates throughout its history. Its defenders often characterized it as harmless fun, as when former Sun editor Dominic Mohan told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, in February 2012, that Page 3 was an "innocuous British institution, regarded with affection and tolerance by millions. " Its critics regarded the feature as sexist, demeaning to women, or inappropriate for nationally circulated newspapers easily accessible to children. Some politicians, notably Labour Party MP Clare Short, sought laws to ban Page 3. Although legislative efforts to remove the feature never succeeded, pressure increasingly mounted on newspaper editors and owners to drop Page 3 voluntarily, especially after activists launched a No More Page 3 campaign in 2012.