Saturday, 17 September 2011

Leicester Councillor 'misused position' to get data

The chairman of Leicester's Labour Party misused his position as a councillor to gain information about a member of the public, a probe has found.

Patrick Kitterick obtained the information about former Liberal Democrat city councillor Carlym Sandringham, who was hoping to stand as a Labour candidate in May.

After an internal investigation, the committee found Coun Kitterick had misused his position to gain the information.

However, he was not disciplined because, the panel ruled, he had not gained from the move.

Coun Kitterick said: "I did not misuse my position. I requested information that would have been available to any member of the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

My comment: Yet another not fit for purpose councillor. Firstly he has been found GUILTY of misusing his position to gain the information and secondly you can't get personal information via the Freedom of Information Act and even the dumbest councillor should know that.

Read this and you will understand why his colleagues think they can get away with anything.  "Who cares if we are challenged for using it [council newspaper] for political purposes? We have 52 councillors so why not?"

Read the full story from the source This is Leicestershire

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