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Complainant Name:
Councillor Lesley Legge

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Oxford Mail


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


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 Abingdons 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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