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Powys County Council



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No evidence of breach

The Ombudsman received a complaint that a Member (“the Member”) of Powys County Council (“the Council”) had breached the Code of Conduct when he appeared to be driving a vehicle during a virtual meeting. The Ombudsman reviewed the audio visual recording of the meeting and obtain information from the Police. He also considered an account provided by the Member. The Ombudsman found there was no available evidence to support the allegation that the Member was driving during the virtual meeting and concluded there was no evidence of a breach of the Code of Conduct by the Member.