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Complainant Name:
Ms Cathy Bakewell MBE

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Daily Press

Complaint:
Ms Cathy Bakewell MBE, the Leader of Somerset County Council, complained that an opinion piece cast unfair aspersions on the council, in particular by suggesting its policy on road signs was the result of a lucrative deal with 'manufacturers of street furniture'.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, having published a letter in which the complainant could address the other matters of concern and making clear that the article was not actually making a specific allegation of underhand goings-on, amended its records to reflect the existence of the PCC investigation.

Report: 63



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