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Complainant Name:
John West

Clauses Noted: None

Publication: Scottish Sun

Complaint:

John West, SNP Councillor for Hazlehead/Ashley/Queen’s Cross, complained that an article which suggested that he and his sister Kirsty West were behind plans to have a separate budget to provide fizzy drinks and crisps in the councillors’ lounge was inaccurate and misleading.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following text:

“On March 20, a news agency report suggested that Aberdeen City councillors Mark McDonald, John West and Kirsty West might be behind a request to have a separate budget to provide fizzy drinks and crisps in the councillors' lounge. We now accept that the proposal was not theirs and apologise to them for suggesting otherwise”.

Report: 77



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