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Complainant Name:
Councillor Lesley Legge

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Oxford Mail

Complaint:

Councillor Lesley Legge of Abingdon complained that a readerís letter had contained the inaccurate allegation that she had questioned the intelligence of townspeople who had complained about AbITS (Abingdonís traffic system).

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved by the publication of the following statement:

Claim retracted

In a letter to the Editor published on January 30, letter writer Tony Thoules accused Abingdon Town Council leader and county councillor Lesley Legge of questioning the intelligence of anyone complaining about Abingdonís traffic system.

Following a complaint from Mrs Legge, the Oxford Mail should not have published what was an unsubstantiated allegation. Mr Thoules has retracted the statement and apologised to her.

Report: 78



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