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Complainant Name:
Councillor Gary Monro

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Wanstead & Woodford Guardian

Complaint:

Councillor Gary Monro, Cabinet member for Children's Services in the London borough of Redbridge, complained that the newspaper had given the misleading impression that the Local Government Ombudsman had upheld the appeal of Mrs Susan Whitehead, whereas the Ombudsman had actually found that the Council had dealt with the cases correctly.

Resolution:

It was established that the newspaper had already published a letter from the complainant on the subject. The newspaper acknowledged that the original article had been badly constructed and did not meet its usual standards of professionalism and clarity. The complainant still had reservations on the newspaper's handling of the matter, but decided not to pursue the complaint any further.

Report: 80



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