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Case Against

Pembrokeshire County Council


Promotion of equality & respect

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The Ombudsman received a complaint that a Member (“the Member”) of Pembrokeshire County Council (“the Council”) had failed to observe the Code of Conduct for Members. It was alleged that the Member had made threatening comments about a member of the public, which could have brought the Council into disrepute. The Ombudsman decided to discontinue the investigation because the investigation established that the comments were made wholly in the Member’s personal capacity and the tone and comments exchanged with the member of the public who made the complaint were of a similar tone and content to those the Member had made. In view of this, the Ombudsman concluded that it was no longer in the public interest for him to continue the investigation.