Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
  spacer
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Cases
Code Advice
 

Complainant Name:
Aberdeen City Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scottish Daily Mail

Complaint:

Mr John West, SNP Councillor for Hazlehead/Ashley/Queen’s Cross, complained that an article which suggested that a group of councillors may have been 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



<< Go Back
 
    spacer
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]