Singer Charlotte Church said she trusts Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle press regulation properly in the light of the phone hacking scandal.
Ms Church was joined by police officer Jacqui Hanes, a regular guest on BBC’s Crimewatch, and a delegation from the Hacked Off campaign at a private meeting with Mr Cameron at the Tory Party Conference at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
The group earlier this week published an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing their alarm at rumours he was considering rejecting proposals for legal press regulation expected to come out of the Leveson Inquiry.
Speaking after the meeting Ms Church said: "After meeting with the Prime Minister I have faith that he will accept any recommendations from the Leveson Report, that we the public trust and that will not be controlled by the editors.
"I found that very comforting."
The delegation was told that the rumours are just that.
When asked if she would feel betrayed if the Prime Minister later rejects the Leveson reccommendations she replied: "Betrayal is a very strong word. We would be unbelievably disappointed."
The Hacked Off Campaign and National Union Of Jouranalists are hosting a joint conference fringe event today.
Journalist Brian Cathcart, who founded the Hacked Off campaign, said he was optimistic Leveson would call for a regulatory body with its powers enshrined in law.
But the campaign did not want to see MPs handed sweeping powers to punish the press every time journalists published articles which caused offence or upset powerful interests, he insisted.
Mr Cathcart added: "We are keen to see an effective, independent regulation system. I suspect that will require, if it is to be effective, some under-pinning in statute.
"What we are not calling for is some statutory censorship law that favours MPs being put in charge of what appears in the papers. That's a caricature of what is being put about.
"We are interested in legislation that would enable a regulator to do a good job in the interests of the public."