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Hove councillor is cleared of ‘unfair’ claims
12:40pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A councillor has been cleared of claims he was rude and unfair in a public meeting.
Andrew Wealls, who represents Central Hove on Brighton and Hove City Council, was accused of breaching the councillors’ code of conduct by Angela Pereira, a manager at a language school.
This was after Coun Wealls chaired a meeting in October last year with people living in St Aubyns, Hove, who complained of persistent noise from students.
Ms Pereira claimed the Conservative politician “did not make any effort to be partial and fair”, adding she was told to “keep quiet”.
But Coun Wealls said that he had needed to act forcefully to control the meeting at times.
The panel – chaired by Labour councillor Jeane Lepper, sitting with Green councillor Ollie Sykes and Conservative councillor Ann Norman – cleared Coun Wealls of misconduct after the hearing in Hove Town Hall yesterday (March 18).
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