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Complainant Name:
Cllr Andrew Powell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: North Devon Journal

Complaint:

Cllr Andrew Powell complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about an article which reported on an argument at a Bideford Town Council meeting. The complainant was concerned that the article inaccurately claimed that he had been accused of being ‘undemocratic', and that it had led readers to the erroneous belief that he was responsible for the standing orders which were the subject of criticism.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a meeting between the complainant and the newspaper's editor.

Date Published: 17/05/2012



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