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Trump councillor 'breached code'

Aberdeenshire Council
The motion to suspend at Aberdeenshire Council was defeated

A councillor who made allegations that Aberdeenshire Council staff had offered a sweetener to the Trump Organisation has been found in breach of conduct.

However, a motion to suspend Lib Dem Paul Johnston was defeated.

The Mid Formartine councillor made the remarks in the media about the sale of land for housing near where Mr Trump wants to build his 1bn golf resort.

He was found to have committed a serious breach of the code of conduct, but will not face suspension.

Mr Trump wants to build the golf development at Menie, north of Aberdeen.

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