Leader not to face email probe

ADUR Council’s leader will not face an investigation over allegations he sent an ‘abusive’ email to Liberal Democrat candidate Jemima Bland.


Ms Bland, candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham, accused Neil Parkin of breaking the council’s code of conduct, but monitoring officer dismissed her complaint.

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Cllr Parkin said it had been dismissed because it had been politically motivated and the allegations had 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 that the matter had not been investigated further.