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Powys councillor Gary Price suspended for code breach

Gary Price Image copyright Powys council
Image caption Mr Price ran as a Conservative candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire in the 2015 assembly election

A Powys councillor has been suspended for five months for breaching the members' code of conduct.

A committee found Gary Price sent information which unfairly and incorrectly portrayed what happened at a grievance appeal hearing in which he was a panel member.

The Llandrindod Wells North councillor did not attend the hearing on 2 November and has 21 days to appeal.

Conservative councillor Mr Price has been contacted for a comment.

In May 2013, he was suspended for a month following allegations he breached a code of conduct by disclosing "sensitive information which was given to him in confidence" in a letter he wrote to a newspaper.

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