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Complainant Name:
Councillor Peter Langdon

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Councillor Peter Langdon complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccuracies in relation to spending by Gosport Borough Council in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following letter from the complainant:

Further to your article about local authority expenditure (February 15), the visit to Madrid by a councillor, two council officers and a member of the public from Gosport lasted 22 hours and cost 988. It was the only foreign visit assessing 25 companies tendering for contracts. This process cost 7,350 which saved almost 10million over the 15-year life of the new contracts.

Also, our council does not run swimming classes or our leisure centre where the subsidy paid is unchanged.

Councillor Peter Langdon

Date Published: 07/04/2011

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