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Ards and North Down Borough councillor suspended for 6 weeks

June 15, 2021

Councillor Colin Kennedy (Ards and North Down Borough Council) has been suspended for a period of 6 weeks at an Adjudication Hearing held on 11 June 2021. Acting Commissioner, Mr Ian Gordon, imposed a 6 week suspension in respect of Councillor Kennedy, having previously found on 2 March 2021 that he had breached the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code). This arose from an incident which occurred at the … Continue reading Ards and North Down Borough councillor suspended for 6 weeks

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Former councillor disqualified for 5 years following sexual assault

June 11, 2021

Former councillor Brian Duffin (Antrim and Newtownabbey Council) has been disqualified for a period of 5 years at an Adjudication Hearing held on 9 June 2021. Acting Commissioner Mr Ian Gordon found that Mr Duffin had breached Paragraph 4.2 of the Local Government Code of Conduct (the Code) following his conviction at Antrim Magistrate’s Court on 19 June 2018. Paragraph 4.2 states that councillors must not bring their position as … Continue reading Former councillor disqualified for 5 years following sexual assault

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