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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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