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Complainant Name:
Aberdeen City Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Herald

Complaint:

John West, SNP Councillor for Hazlehead/Ashley/Queen’s Cross, complained that a column which suggested that he, Kirsty West and fellow councillor Mark McDonald 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:


Aberdeen Council

On March 23, the Tom Shields column stated that Aberdeen City councillors Mark McDonald, John West and Kirsty West were 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 claiming otherwise.

Report: 77



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