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Complainant Name:
Councillor Andy Fletcher

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Skegness Standard

Complaint:

Councillor Andy Fletcher of Skegness complained that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that he was standing down as leader of the council.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following apology: "Further to our article of 31st May, headlined “Labour leader out after battle for power at council”, we have been asked to point out that Councillor Andy Fletcher had already announced in April 2006 that he was to stand down as leader of the council and gave his full support to the new leader who was elected in May. He has made clear that he was not, therefore, “ousted” following a “power struggle”, as our article claimed. We are happy to clarify the position and apologise for any misunderstanding caused by our article."

Report: 74



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