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Complaint council leader sent abusive email is dismissed

A council leader will not face an investigation over allegations he sent an “abusive” email to a parliamentary candidate.

Jemima Bland, Lib Dem candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham, accused Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin of breaking the council’s code of conduct but a monitoring officer dismissed her complaint.

Coun Parkin said the complaint was politically motivated and the allegation was not been
considered serious enough to warrant action.

Ms Bland she was pleased the monitoring officer had recognised Mr Parkin’s response to a letter from residents was inappropriate but said she was disappointed the matter had not
been investigated further.

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10:07am Mon 24 Feb 14

Durango_Splubb says...

As long as they're wasting OUR hard earned money they're happy!
As long as they're wasting OUR hard earned money they're happy! Durango_Splubb
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10:16am Mon 24 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So what party does the council leader that's been rude, belong to?!

What was said - if it's so innocent that no action needs to be taken it can be printed here can't it?
So what party does the council leader that's been rude, belong to?! What was said - if it's so innocent that no action needs to be taken it can be printed here can't it? getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 1

12:26pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Durango_Splubb says...

Hi getThisCoalitionOut, -I very much doubt it. Remember the government allowed the head of M.I.5 or was it M.I.6 to speak out in public about the "work" the quango did while at the same time the wine list for number 10 was and still is on "the official secrets" list. So revealing 'OUR' government's clandestine spookery is ok but what they quaff with their pizzas while watching Corrie is a secret covered by an "Official Secrets Act"! -It's not even available via the "F.O.I. act"!

If anything, my guess is that local councillors are going to be even more 'anal' about such 'delicate' matters!

(I wonder how they deal with un-official secrets?)
Hi getThisCoalitionOut, -I very much doubt it. Remember the government allowed the head of M.I.5 or was it M.I.6 to speak out in public about the "work" the quango did while at the same time the wine list for number 10 was and still is on "the official secrets" list. So revealing 'OUR' government's clandestine spookery is ok but what they quaff with their pizzas while watching Corrie is a secret covered by an "Official Secrets Act"! -It's not even available via the "F.O.I. act"! If anything, my guess is that local councillors are going to be even more 'anal' about such 'delicate' matters! (I wonder how they deal with un-official secrets?) Durango_Splubb
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9:50pm Mon 24 Feb 14

mickeyfinn says...

Neil Parkin is the Conservative group leader. So that might explain the reference to "politically-motivat
ed" in the report. The 4th paragraph looks like it might have been more interesting than this brief article sets out too. Is the Argus hoping that readers will help finish the stories now?
Neil Parkin is the Conservative group leader. So that might explain the reference to "politically-motivat ed" in the report. The 4th paragraph looks like it might have been more interesting than this brief article sets out too. Is the Argus hoping that readers will help finish the stories now? mickeyfinn
  • Score: 1

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