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Complainant Name:
Mr James Deacon

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Llanelli Star

Complaint:

Mr James Deacon of Carmarthenshire complained with the authorisation of Lord Waterford that an article had inaccurately described local councillor Dena Lloyd as ‘Lady Waterford’. Mr Deacon said that Ms Lloyd’s use of the title was illegitimate.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

The Star has been asked to clarify a story which appeared in our Gwendraeth edition of September 20 - 'Councillor reveals she's a lady after four years'.

The story said Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg Councillor Dena Lloyd planned to stand in the council elections next year under the name of Lady Waterford. The councillor claimed, “I was given the title four years ago, when it was passed down to me through my family”.

The following letter has been received from Lord Waterford – “I write to refute that Dena Lloyd has any right whatsoever to call herself Lady Waterford. There is only one Lady Waterford and that is my wife of 50 years. We celebrated our 50th anniversary on 23rd July, 2007”.

The Star has been presented with a charter document, bank details, medical records, council records and an electoral roll which shows Dena Lloyd's use of the name 'Lady Dena Waterford' is widely accepted.

Report: 76



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