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Labour leader faces probe

PUBLISHED: 09:42 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:39 05 July 2010

The leader of the opposition Labour group at Waveney District Council is to be investigated for an alleged breach of the councillors' code of conduct, it has emerged.

The leader of the opposition Labour group at Waveney District Council is to be investigated for an alleged breach of the councillors' code of conduct, it has emerged.

Sally Spore has been told by Waveney's legal chiefs that her case is being referred to the Standards Board for England, which could issue a formal censure or recommend her suspension from the council.

Mrs Spore, who has been leader of the Labour group since 2006, confirmed she had been informed of the council's decision, but declined to comment further.

However, it is believed the alleged breach of conduct relates to comments Mrs Spore made about council officers during a meeting last year.

Last month, Mrs Spore, who is also mayor of Lowestoft, announced she would not be standing for re-election during the local council polls in May.

A council spokesman said: “We are not prepared to comment other than to confirm that Sally Spore has been reported to the Standards Board in relation to the councillors' code of conduct.”

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