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Councillor wants fees to be waived

AN ARGYLL councillor who has spent more than £12,000 in legal fees to defend complaints against him is asking for his fees to be waived as he had not been found guilty on the majority of charges.

But Argyll and Bute Council said the councillor did breach the code of conduct and it will be considering the Standards Commission’s findings against him.

Councillor Michael Breslin said: ‘On October 26, 2016, the Standards Commission for Scotland issued its written judgement on the complaints made against me by the then four most senior officers in Argyll and Bute Council. In defending myself from what I consider to be vindictive and politically motivated complaints, I have spent some £12,000.

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